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See also: musa, Musa, musā, mūsā, mūsa, and mušā

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LatvianEdit

 muša on Latvian Wikipedia
 
Istabas muša

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EtymologyEdit

Via an intermediate form *musya, from Proto-Baltic *mūs-, from Proto-Indo-European *mū-, *mu- (fly, insect) with an extra s. Cognates include Lithuanian mùsė, dialectal musià, Old Church Slavonic моуха (muxa), Russian муха (muxa), Ancient Greek μυῖα (muîa) (< *müsya), Latin musca, Old Armenian մուն (mun), Proto-Germanic *mūją, *muwī (midge) (English midge, German Mücke, Dutch mug, Swedish mygg, Icelandic ).[1]

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

muša f (4th declension)

  1. fly (small two-winged insect, belonging to the order Diptera, especially family Muscidae)
    istabas, mājas mušaroom, house fly (= housefly)
    gaļas mušameat fly (= blowfly)
    mēslu mušadung fly
    cece mušatsetse fly
    mušu kāpurifly larvae

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns (1992), “muša”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, →ISBN

LithuanianEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

mùša

  1. third-person singular present of mušti
  2. third-person plural present of mušti