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

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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 μυἰσκα (muiska) 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

InflectionEdit

First declension.

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

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Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

musca

  1. Alternative form of muske

RomanianEdit