milse

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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.

Verb[edit]

milse (third-person singular simple present milses, present participle milsing, simple past and past participle milsed)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To be merciful to; show clemency to; pardon.

Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

milse

  1. genitive singular feminine of milis
  2. nominative / vocative / dative plural of milis
  3. strong genitive plural of milis
  4. comparative form of milis

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
milse mhilse unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.