Focal an Lae #26
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: milis (MIH-lish)

Meaning: milis = sweet

Usage:

History: Old Irish “milis” is based on “mil” (= honey), from Common Celtic *melis. Compare Welsh “mêl” and Breton “mél”. The Indo-European root is *melit- (honey). Cognates in English include “mellifluous” and “molasses”.

Scottish Gaelic: milis (MEE-lish)

2008-06-19 CPD