mīla

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A nominalized form of mīls, a dialectal variant of mīļš. Originally also dialectal, mīla is first mentioned in the written language in the 18th century (1786), and introduced by Rainis in the literary language in the 19th century (1888).[1]

Noun[edit]

mīla f (4th declension)

  1. love (positive romantic feeling for a specific person)
    mīlas jūtas — feelings of love
    pirmā mīlā — first love
    mīlas dzeja, dziesma, vārdilove poetry, song, words
  2. love (positive feeling for a group, people, institution, idea, etc.)
    dzimtenes mīlalove for one's homeland

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Adjective[edit]

mīla

  1. (dialectal form) genitive singular masculine form of mīls
  2. (dialectal form) nominative singular feminine form of mīls

References[edit]

  1. ^ “mīlēt” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca, in 2 vols, Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN: 9984-700-12-7