Mila

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a diminutive in many Slavic languages (Serbo-Croatian, Russian, Bulgarian, etc.) of female given names containing the element Mil-, -mila ("grace, beloved"), such as Ludmila, Milena, Milica, and of the cognates of Emily. Also from Spanish Mila.

Proper noun[edit]

Mila

  1. a female given name.
    • 1992 Sally Armstrong, Mila, Macmillan Canada, ISBN 077159156X, page 59:
      At the end of the evening―and remember it was a sad occasion―Auntie Fanny says, 'Shoiley, do me a favour, ask Myla'―she never called her Mila―'for the recipe.'
    • 1996 Karen Hesse, The Music of Dolphins, Scholastic Inc.(1998), ISBN 0590897985, page 52:
      My name is Mila. Mila is the name others gave me. The ones who found me. Mila is miracle.
    • 2003 Dina Mehta, Mila in Love, Penguin Books, ISBN 0143030191, page 4:
      And she persisted in calling me Mila after I had decreed that people should now use my full name: Sharmila.

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Emilia and, through Russian, from Ludmila.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmilɑ/
  • Hyphenation: Mi‧la

Proper noun[edit]

Mila

  1. a female given name.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Mila (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative Mila Milat
genitive Milan Milojen
partitive Milaa Miloja
illative Milaan Miloihin
singular plural
nominative Mila Milat
accusative nom.? Mila Milat
gen. Milan
genitive Milan Milojen
Milainrare
partitive Milaa Miloja
inessive Milassa Miloissa
elative Milasta Miloista
illative Milaan Miloihin
adessive Milalla Miloilla
ablative Milalta Miloilta
allative Milalleˣ Miloilleˣ
essive Milana Miloina
translative Milaksi Miloiksi
instructive Miloin
abessive Milatta Miloitta
comitative Miloineen

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Spanish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Mila f

  1. a diminutive of the female given name Milagros, Camila or Ludmila.