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See also: milseán

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]


From Old Irish millsén (sweetmeat, delicacy) (compare modern Irish milseán); synchronically, milis (sweet) +‎ -an (diminutive suffix).


mìlsean m (genitive singular mìlsein, plural mìlseanan)

  1. dessert, pudding, confection, sweet (course)

See also[edit]


Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
mìlsean mhìlsean
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, →ISBN
  • millsén” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.