melit- / Indo-European roots
Examples of words with the root melit-: diabetes mellitus, hydromel, marmalade, melilot, melliferous, mellifluous, membrillo, mildew, molasses, mousse, oenomel.
1. hydromel, marmalade, melilot, membrillo, oenomel from Greek meli, honey.
a. melliferous, mellifluous, molasses from Latin mel (stem mell-), honey, from *meld-, syncopated from *melid-;
b. suffixed zero-grade form *ml̥d-to-, "honied" mousse from Latin mulsus, honey-sweet.
3. mildew from Old English mildēaw, honeydew, nectar, from Germanic compound *melith-dauwaz, honeydew (a substance secreted by aphids on leaves; it was formerly imagined to be distilled from the air like dew; *dauwaz, dew; see dheu-1), from *melith-.
[Pokorny meli-t 723.]