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This Proto-Slavic entry contains reconstructed words and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.



From Proto-Indo-European *m(e)ilH-lo-; from Proto-Indo-European *meh₁y-. Cognate with Latin mitis (mild, mellow).



  1. sweet, dear


This adjective needs an inflection-table template.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “ми́лый”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Oleg Trubačóv, Moscow: Progress
  • De Vaan, Michiel (2008), “mitis”, in Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 383


  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*mìlъ”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 317: “adj. o (a) ‘sweet, dear’”
  2. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001), “milъ mila milo”, in Common Slavic accentological word list, Copenhagen: Editiones Olander: “a (SA 23, 107, 110; PR 133; MP 22)”