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EtymologyEdit

A nominalized form of mīls, a dialectal variant of mīļš. Originally also dialectal, mīla is first mentioned in the written language in the 18th century (1786), and introduced by Rainis in the literary language in the 19th century (1888).[1]

NounEdit

mīla f (4th declension)

  1. love (positive romantic feeling for a specific person)
    mīlas jūtasfeelings of love
    pirmā mīlāfirst love
    mīlas dzeja, dziesma, vārdilove poetry, song, words
  2. love (positive feeling for a group, people, institution, idea, etc.)
    dzimtenes mīlalove for one's homeland

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AdjectiveEdit

mīla

  1. (dialectal form) genitive singular masculine form of mīls
  2. (dialectal form) nominative singular feminine form of mīls

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns (1992), “mīlēt”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN 9984-700-12-7