messel definition

  • noun:
    • See mesel, meseled.
    • A table.
    • In Arabic music, a way or system of repairing and measuring periods involving their particular description in terms derived by dividing the vibration-number associated with reduced tone by that the bigger: thus, the messel of an octave was 2, of a fifth 1½, etc. Its expected that messel theorists, by at the very least the fourteenth century, had set up the current thirds and sixths as distinguished from those regarding the Pythagorean system.

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