EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Perhaps from Latin mitis (mild).

NounEdit

mitis (uncountable)

  1. (attributive) A process for producing malleable iron castings by melting wrought iron, to which from 0.05 to 0.1 per cent of aluminum is added to lower the melting point, usually in a petroleum furnace, keeping the molten metal at the bubbling point until it becomes quiet, and then pouring the molten metal into a mold lined with a special mixture consisting essentially of molasses and ground burnt fire clay.
  2. The malleable iron produced by this technique.

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *meyh₁- (mild, soft).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

mītis (neuter mīte, comparative mītior, superlative mītissimus); third-declension two-termination adjective

  1. Mild, mellow, mature, ripe; sweet, juicy, succulent.
  2. (of the soil) Light, fruitful, mellow.
  3. (of a river) Calm, gentle, placid.
  4. (of the weather), Peaceful, pleasant, clement, calm.
  5. (figuratively) Soft, tolerable, meek, peaceful, gentle, mild.
    Beātī mītēs: quoniam ipsī possidēbunt terram.
    Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth. — Vulgate, Mt 5, 4.

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension two-termination adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
Nominative mītis mīte mītēs mītia
Genitive mītis mītium
Dative mītī mītibus
Accusative mītem mīte mītēs
mītīs
mītia
Ablative mītī mītibus
Vocative mītis mīte mītēs mītia

AntonymsEdit

  • (sweet, mellow, soft; peaceful): immītis

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Italian: mite, mezzo
  • English: mitigate
  • Portuguese: mitigar

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VolapükEdit

NounEdit

mitis

  1. accusative plural of mit