See also: Museum, muséum, and .museum

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EtymologyEdit

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

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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.

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AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch museum.

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museum ‎(plural museums)

  1. museum

DanishEdit

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

  1. museum

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DutchEdit

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

  1. museum

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LatinEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Ancient Greek Μουσεῖον(Mouseîon, a shine of the Muses).

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mūsēum n ‎(genitive mūsēī); second declension

  1. museum

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Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative mūsēum mūsēa
genitive mūsēī mūsēōrum
dative mūsēō mūsēīs
accusative mūsēum mūsēa
ablative mūsēō mūsēīs
vocative mūsēum mūsēa

ReferencesEdit

  • MUSEUM in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 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

Norwegian BokmålEdit

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

  1. a museum

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

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

  1. a museum

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SwedishEdit

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museum n

  1. a museum

DeclensionEdit

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

Usage notesEdit

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

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