Derivations and etymologies: mieli

Mieli = mind.

Miellyttää = to please and therefore a thing that pleases you is miellyttävä = pleasant.

If something is very pleasant, you probably want to have it, so “minun tekee mieli = I want / I desire it.

A thing without mind is mindless = mieletön, but a person without a mind is called mielipuoli and he probably has to stay in mielisairaala (= mental hospital).

If you have many images in your mind, you have good imagination = mielikuvitus (literally “mental illustration”).

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