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See also: MUSCA, Musca, musca, muscã, and muscă

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EtymologyEdit

Uncertain. Starting from the dialectal variant form mucica, possibly from a Vulgar Latin root *muticāre, from Latin mutīre, a parallel formation of mussāre "to murmur" (compare Spanish amusgar, from *mussicāre). It may have referred to the growl of an animal before biting. Another etymology may be *muccicāre, from mucculare, from muccus, or from a crossing of muccus with morsicāre (compare Sicilian muzzicari, Neapolitan and Tarantino muzzecà, muzzecare, also Romanian murseca). [1] Compare Aromanian mushcu, mãshcu.

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a mușca (third-person singular present mușcă, past participle mușcat1st conj.

  1. to bite

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