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Invented by the Danish author Peter Høeg, for his novel Smilla's Sense of Snow. Explained in the novel to be a short form of the name Smillaaraq, which is an invented combination of the Greenlandic name Millaaraq and the words "mild and smile."
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Smilla's Sense of Snow, a novel by Peter Høeg, which was made into a film starring Julia Ormond.