míl

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See also: mil, mil., .mil, mîl, and mīl

Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

míl m

  1. vocative singular of míol
  2. genitive singular of míol

Mutation[edit]

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

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *mīlom (compare Welsh mil), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)meh₁l- (compare Dutch maal ‎(calf), Ancient Greek μῆλον ‎(mêlon, sheep)).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Vocative and genitive singular: IPA(key): /mʲiːlʲ/
  • All other forms: IPA(key): /mʲiːl/

Noun[edit]

míl n ‎(genitive míl, nominative plural míla or míl)

  1. animal
  2. louse

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

  • bledmíl ‎(sea-monster, whale)
  • fíadmíl ‎(wild animal, game)
  • túagmíl ‎(ornament with an animal design)

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
míl
also mmíl after a proclitic
míl
pronounced with /ṽ(ʲ)-/
míl
also mmíl after a proclitic
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • 1 míl” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Taos[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmīl/, [ˈmɪ̄ːl]

Numeral[edit]

míl

  1. Alternative form of mílą