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Etymology of Melissa

Posted by Johannes on 31 August 2010

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Origin of Melissa

Melissa is a fem. proper name, from the Ionic Greek melissa (honeybee; μέλισσα) (Attic melitta), from meli (honey; μέλι).

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Variants: Mel, Melina, Melinda

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In modern Greek (Romeika)
a) melissa: bee [μέλισσα]
b) meli: honey [μέλι]

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