milseán

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See also: mìlsean

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish millsén (sweetmeat, delicacy) (compare Scottish Gaelic mìlsean); synchronically, milis (sweet) +‎ -án.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

milseán m (genitive singular milseáin, nominative plural milseáin)

  1. (UK) sweet, bonbon, (US) candy
  2. sweet dish, dessert
    Synonyms: milseog
  3. Alternative form of meilsceánach (eelgrass, zostera)

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
milseán mhilseán not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • "milseán" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • millsén” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • Entries containing “milseán” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “milseán” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.