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

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

musca (plural muscae)

  1. Short for musca volitans.

LatinEdit

 
musca (a fly)

EtymologyEdit

From a Proto-Indo-European *mus-, *mu-, *mew-.

See also 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 person

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

ReferencesEdit

  • musca”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • musca”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • musca in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • musca in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • musca in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
  • musca”, in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray

Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

musca

  1. Alternative form of muske

RomanianEdit

NounEdit

musca f

  1. definite nominative/accusative singular of muscă

SicilianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin musca. Compare Italian mosca.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmus.ka/
  • Hyphenation: mù‧sca

NounEdit

musca f (plural muschi)

  1. fly (insect)

ReferencesEdit

  • Traina, Antonino (1868), “musca”, in Nuovo vocabolario Siciliano-Italiano [New Sicilian-Italian vocabulary] (in Italian), Liber Liber, published 2020, pages 2619–2620