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Scottish GaelicEdit


From Old Irish mían (desire, inclination).


miann m, f (genitive singular miann, plural miannan or mianntan)

  1. desire, will, purpose, intention
  2. appetite, hunger
  3. desire, love, lust
  4. the thing desired or loved
  5. longing peculiar to a woman with child
  6. mole on the child, due to that desire not being satisfied
  7. complete satisfaction
  8. delight

Derived termsEdit


  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, →ISBN
  • 1 mían” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.