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Scottish Gaelic[edit]


From Old Irish mían (desire, inclination).


miann m or f (genitive singular miann, plural miannan or mianntan)

  1. desire, will, purpose, intention
  2. appetite, hunger
  3. desire, love, lust
  4. the thing desired or loved
  5. longing peculiar to a woman with child
  6. mole on the child, due to that desire not being satisfied
  7. complete satisfaction
  8. delight

Derived terms[edit]


  • miann” in Edward Dwelly, Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic–English Dictionary, 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, 1911, →ISBN.
  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019) , “1 mían”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language