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Cite this: eDIL s.v. milis or dil.ie/32244
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adj i. in Mid.Ir. mill- in oblique cases when syncope of the follg. vowel occurs. Sweet; pleasing to the taste (generally of taste, occas. of sound or smell): biada mílsi, Wb. 6c7 . cid m.¤ lip in mid mass, IT i 77.20 . biad m.¤ , PH 2394. do mecnaib remra millse, 519 . m.¤ a deoch is a biad, Cog. 122.24 . Of water, fresh (oppd. to salt): srotha téith-millsi, LU 10860 ( IT i 133.3 ). uisge milis ┐ searbh, James iii 11 . Fig.: m.¤ ainm . . . Euangeli, Fél. July 13 . millse briathra ḟir thochmairc, LL 121 m. sup. Of person: rí milis Macha sweet king of Macha, Three Historical Poems 124 q. 53d . m.¤ teanga an Ghaedhealg, Keat. Poems 1. ag an druing . . . ré n-ar m.¤ briathra borba who relish, TSh. 1568. ag labhradh go m.¤ , PBocht 18 § 44. Equative: millsithir mil sweet as honey, LB 131a37 . millsigthir mil, TBC-LL¹ 5471 St. moighe mil[s]itir boludh mar blath fragrant as a blossom, BNnÉ 78 § 150. Compar. millsiu féraib . . . is millsi na gach fēr in fēr sin .i. in gort (kenning for letter g), Auraic. 5557. créad is millse ná mil?, Judges xiv 18. Sup. millsim feda (kenning for letter io), Auraic. 5608.

Compds. ¤briathrach sweet-worded, mellifluous, suave: Milscothach .i. m., Anecd. ii 47. gur uo coīnchomráitech m. forne na fēne re chéle, Fianaig. 64.4 . ¤deoch, TSh. 8341. ¤geind ( ¤geing): an fiormaimeint 'sa mhilisgheing cíordhubh, Keat. Poems 687 ; `sweet-wedge, the Galaxy or Milky Way?' Vocab. ¤ráitech: Maedócc m. of the sweet speech, Misc. Hag. Hib. 109 § 28.