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[muh-lis-uh] /məˈlɪs ə/

Classical Mythology. the sister of Amalthea who nourished the infant Zeus with honey.
Also, Melissie, Melissy
[muh-lis-ee] /məˈlɪs i/ (Show IPA). a female given name.

fem. proper name, from Latin, from Greek (Ionic) melissa (Attic melitta) “honeybee,” also “one of the priestesses of Delphi,” from PIE *melit-ya, suffixed form of *melit- “honey” (cf. Greek meli, Latin mel “honey; sweetness;” Albanian mjal’ “honey;” Old Irish mil “honey,” Irish milis “sweet;” Old English mildeaw “nectar,” milisc “honeyed, sweet;” Old High German milsken “to sweeten;” Gothic miliþ “honey”).


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