noundialect Scottish, British, Irish
A heavy hammer or beetle of metal or wood; = "maul". In early use: †a mace or club.
Especially in Scottish use, applied to any of various hammers used for specific tasks, e.g. a slaughterer's hammer, a gavel, etc.
Middle English. Variant of maul see discussion at that entry.
1Of persons. To mix, associate, have dealings. Usually with with. Now chiefly Scottish.
2To mix, mingle, combine, blend.
3To mingle, combine, blend. Now rare (Scottish in later use).
Middle English. From Anglo-Norman and Old French meller, variant of Old French mesler mix.
verbdialect Scottish, Irish, British
To strike or beat with a mallet or hammer; to hammer or pound; (hence) to beat severely.
"†to mell through": to pierce (obsolete).
Late Middle English; earliest use found in Morte Arthure. From mell.