milt

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English milte, from Old English milte, milt (milt, spleen), from Proto-Germanic *meltǭ (spleen), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)meld- (to beat, grind, crush, weaken). Cognate with German Milz, Dutch milt, Danish milt, Norwegian milt, Swedish mjälte. Outside Germanic, with Albanian mëlçi (liver).

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Noun[edit]

milt (plural milts)

  1. The spleen, especially of an animal bred for food.
    • , II.12:
      we see that certaine apprehensions engender a blushing-red colour, others a palenesse; that some imagination doth only worke in the milt, another in the braine [].
    • 1983, Robert Nye, The Facts of Life:
      Adam Kadmon had pneumonia. Friar Goat cured it by tying a bullock’s milt to the soles of the lad’s feet, and burying the milt afterwards. Adam Kadmon immediately contracted the thrush.
  2. Fish semen.

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Verb[edit]

milt (third-person singular simple present milts, present participle milting, simple past and past participle milted)

  1. (transitive) To impregnate (the roe of a fish) with milt.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse milti.

Noun[edit]

milt c (singular definite milten, plural indefinite milte)

  1. spleen

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Dutch[edit]

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milt f (plural milten, diminutive miltje n)

  1. (anatomy) spleen

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse milti, Proto-Germanic *miltiją, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)meld- (to beat, grind, crush, weaken).

Noun[edit]

milt n (genitive singular milts, plural milt)

  1. spleen
Inflection[edit]
Declension of milt
n3 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative milt miltið milt miltini
accusative milt miltið milt miltini
dative milti miltinum miltum miltunum
genitive milts miltsins milta miltanna
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Etymology 2[edit]

From the adjective mildur.

Adjective[edit]

milt

  1. inflection of mildur:
    1. neuter nominative singular
    2. neuter accusative singular

Icelandic[edit]

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milt

  1. strong neuter singular nominative of mildur

Norwegian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse milti n.

Noun[edit]

milt m

  1. spleen (organ)

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Swedish[edit]

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milt

  1. absolute indefinite neuter form of mild.

Adverb[edit]

milt (comparative mildare, superlative mildast)

  1. gently, mildly; blandly