From Middle English milsen, milcen, milcien, from Old English miltsian (“to compassionate, pity, show mercy, soften, make merciful”), from Proto-Germanic *meldesjō (“kindness”), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)mel- (“to beat, grind”). Related to Old English milts (“mercy, compassion, benevolence, kindness, favor, joy”), Old English milde (“mild, merciful, kind, generous, gentle, meek”). More at mild.
- genitive singular feminine of
- nominative / vocative / dative plural of
- strong genitive plural of
- comparative form of
|Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.