De nomine situque montis Meliboci et de migratione gentium ex finibus illis

Significatio meli

  1. Verba similia in linguis Indogermanicis
  2. Aut Melibocus aut Belibocus?

Inspiciamus etymologiam primae partis nominis Meli boci!

Verba similia in linguis Indogermanicis

Bene accidit, ut semivocales m, l minus consonantibus mutentur, sed dolet verba complura m, l continere:

molere [la]molere; [de]mahlen; [grc]μύλλειν
suavis [la]melis; [la]malus (fructus); [de]Malz; Met; [grc]μέλισσα, μέλιττα (apis); [hit]melit (apis)
mollis [la]mollis *molduis; [de]mild
carus [lv]mīļais; [pl]miły; [sco]Milcolumbus / Máel Coluim (assectator St. Columbae, nomen Scoticum Gaelicumque)
bonus [la]melior; [grc]μάλα
malus, parvus [pl]mały (parvus); [lv]smol (parvus); [de]ſchmal (parvus); [en]small (parvus); [la]malus (non bonus)
ater, niger [de]Mal (Muttermal), malen; [grc]μέλας; [lv]melns
modus, mensura [de]Mal (multiplicatio); [de]Mahl (cena); 1
partitio?, concursus? (incertae cognationis) [la] mille; [la] miles, militis; [san]मेला / mela; [grc]ὁμιλέω; 2

Aut Melibocus aut Belibocus?

Intelegimus Belibocum album deum significare. Quid significat Melibocus: deus suavis, lenis, bonus, niger?


1 Kluge, Friedrich / Seebold, Elmar: Etymologiſches Wörterbuch der deutſchen Sprache; ISBN 978-3-11-022364-4; Walter de Gruyter; Berlin / [en]Boston; 2011

2 https://www.etymonline.com/word/military

3 Religio Bogumilorum dualistica et Manichaeismo ( [fa]آیین مانی ) proxima erat; docebat deum bonum atque deum malum (diabolum).