See also: Museum, muséum, and .museum

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From Latin mūsēum (library, study), from Ancient Greek Μουσεῖον (Mouseîon), shrine of the Muses (Μοῦσα (Moûsa)).

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /mjuːˈziːəm/, /mjəˈziːəm/
  • (US) IPA(key): /mjuˈziəm/
  • (US, dialectal) IPA(key): /mjuˈzæm/, [mjuˈzɛəm]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -iːəm

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museum (plural museums or musea)

  1. A building or institution dedicated to the acquisition, conservation, study, exhibition, and educational interpretation of objects having scientific, historical, cultural or artistic value.
    visit the history museum
    They're opening a new coin exhibition at the local museum.

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The plural "musea" has always been very rare in English.

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museum (third-person singular simple present museums, present participle museuming, simple past and past participle museumed)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To place in a museum.
    • 2013, Jeanette Winterson, Art Objects: Essays on Ecstasy and Effrontery:
      I use daily those books that for others are museumed. The glass case approach depresses me, makes books into porcelain, guts them of what they are.
    • 2016, Pamela Erskine-Loftus, Mariam Ibrahim Al-Mulla, Victoria Hightower, Representing the Nation, page 77:
      Such museuming provides evidence that the Gulf has started building up its defences to protect its national culture, which might be seen as threatened by modern, global societies.
  2. (intransitive, colloquial) To visit museums.
    • 2014, Robin Reardon, Educating Simon, page 212:
      I told her I'd do just one visit to start; I don't really have time to do a lot of museuming.

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From Dutch museum, from Latin museum.

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museum (plural museums)

  1. museum

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Etymology edit

Borrowed from Latin mūsēum, from Ancient Greek Μουσεῖον (Mouseîon, a shrine of the Muses), from Μοῦσα (Moûsa, Muse).

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IPA(key): [muˈsɛːɔm]

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museum n (definite singular museet, indefinite plural museer, definite plural museerne)

  1. museum

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Borrowed from Latin museum.

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  • IPA(key): /ˌmyˈzeː.ʏm/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: mu‧se‧um

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museum n (plural musea or museums, diminutive museumpje n)

  1. museum

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  • Afrikaans: museum
  • Indonesian: museum

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Etymology edit

Inherited from Malay museum, from Dutch museum,[1] from Latin museum, from Ancient Greek Μουσεῖον (Mouseîon, a shrine of the Muses).

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  • IPA(key): [mʊˈsjʊm], [muˈseʊm]
  • Rhymes: -ʊm, -m
  • Hyphenation: mu‧sé‧um

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museum (plural museum-museum, first-person possessive museumku, second-person possessive museummu, third-person possessive museumnya)

  1. museum: a building or institution dedicated to the acquisition, conservation, study, exhibition, and educational interpretation of objects having scientific, historical, cultural or artistic value.

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  1. ^ Kwik Khing Djoen (1923) Kitab Vortaro: Segala Perkatahan-Perkatahan Asing Jang Soeda Oemoem Di Goena Ken Di Dalem Soerat-Soerat Kabar Melayoe, Batavia: Sin Po, page 218

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Etymology edit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek Μουσεῖον (Mouseîon, a shrine of the Muses).

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mūsēum n (genitive mūsēī); second declension

  1. a place or temple devoted to the Muses
  2. collection, especially a private collection of scientific curiosities, instruments, etc.
    Museum Adolpho-Fridericianum
    The Adolf Friderik Collection
  3. library, a collection of books
  4. museum

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Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative mūsēum mūsēa
Genitive mūsēī mūsēōrum
Dative mūsēō mūsēīs
Accusative mūsēum mūsēa
Ablative mūsēō mūsēīs
Vocative mūsēum mūsēa

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  • museum 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)
  • museum”, in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia[1]
  • museum”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898), Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • museum”, in William Smith et al., editor (1890), A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

Malay edit

Etymology edit

From Dutch museum, from Latin museum, from Ancient Greek Μουσεῖον (Mouseîon, a shrine of the Muses). First attested in the Kitab Vortaro published in 1923.[1] Doublet of muzium.

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museum (Jawi spelling موسيوم, plural museum-museum, informal 1st possessive museumku, 2nd possessive museummu, 3rd possessive museumnya)

  1. (Indonesia) museum: a building or institution dedicated to the acquisition, conservation, study, exhibition, and educational interpretation of objects having scientific, historical, cultural or artistic value.
    Synonym: muzium

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  1. ^ Kwik Khing Djoen (1923) Kitab Vortaro: Segala Perkatahan-Perkatahan Asing Jang Soeda Oemoem Di Goena Ken Di Dalem Soerat-Soerat Kabar Melayoe, Batavia: Sin Po, page 218

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museum n (definite singular museet, indefinite plural museer, definite plural musea or museene)

  1. a museum

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museum n (definite singular museet, indefinite plural museum, definite plural musea)

  1. a museum

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Borrowed from Latin museum.

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museum n

  1. a museum

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As the first part of a compound, the form musei- is used.

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Declension of museum 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative museum museet museer museerna
Genitive museums museets museers museernas

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museum n (plural museums or musea, diminutive museumke)

  1. museum