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LatinEdit

 
musca (a fly)

EtymologyEdit

From a Proto-Indo-European *mus-, *mu-, *mew-. Cognates with the Sanskrit मशक (maśáka), Old Church Slavonic моуха (muxa), and the Ancient Greek μυῖα (muîa, a fly) of which μυΐσκη (muḯskē) may be a diminutive form. Confer the German Mücke (midge) and English midge, midget.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

musca f (genitive muscae); first declension

  1. a fly (insect)
    Puer, abige muscas.
    Repel those flies, boy.
  2. (transferred meaning) an inquisitive or prying people

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative musca muscae
Genitive muscae muscārum
Dative muscae muscīs
Accusative muscam muscās
Ablative muscā muscīs
Vocative musca muscae

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Aromanian: muscã
  • Asturian: mosca
  • Catalan: mosca
  • Dalmatian: muasca
  • Franco-Provençal: mouche
  • French: mouche
  • Friulian: moscje
  • Galician: mosca
  • Italian: mosca
  • Norman: moûque

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Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

musca

  1. Alternative form of muske

RomanianEdit