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EtymologyEdit

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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NounEdit

milt (plural milts)

  1. The spleen, especially of an animal bred for food.
    • 1603, John Florio, transl.; Michel de Montaigne, chapter 12, in The Essayes, [], book II, printed at London: By Val[entine] Simmes for Edward Blount [], OCLC 946730821:
      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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VerbEdit

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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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse milti.

NounEdit

milt c (singular definite milten, plural indefinite milte)

  1. spleen

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DutchEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch milte, from Old Dutch *milta, from Proto-Germanic *meltǭ.

NounEdit

milt f (plural milten, diminutive miltje n)

  1. spleen

FaroeseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

NounEdit

milt n (genitive singular milts, plural milt)

  1. spleen
InflectionEdit
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 2Edit

From the adjective mildur.

AdjectiveEdit

milt

  1. neuter nominative and accusative singular of mildur

IcelandicEdit

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milt

  1. strong neuter singular nominative of mildur

Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse milti.

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milt m (definite singular milten, indefinite plural milter, definite plural miltene)

  1. spleen (organ)

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse milti.

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milt m or n (definite singular milten or miltet, indefinite plural miltar or milt, definite plural miltane or milta)

  1. spleen (organ)

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SwedishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

milt

  1. absolute indefinite neuter form of mild.

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milt (comparative mildare, superlative mildast)

  1. gently, mildly; blandly