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From Old Norse , from Proto-Germanic *mugjō, *mujan, from Proto-Indo-European *mu (fly), *mew-. Cognates with Norwegian mygg, Icelandic , Danish myg, Old English mycg, mycge (whence Middle English mygga, English midge); Old High German mucka (German Mücke (mosquito)); Latvian muša; Albanian mizë; Russian му́ха (múxa); Ancient Greek μυῖα (muîa); Ukrainian му́ха (múxa); Bulgarian му́ха (múha); Lower Sorbian mucha, Polish mucha and Slovak mucha. Akin to Latin musca (fly). Compare the Dutch mug.


mygga c

  1. mosquito (small flying insect of the family Culicidae, known for biting and sucking blood)

Usage notesEdit

  • As a mass noun, mygg is common.


Declension of mygga 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative mygga myggan myggor myggorna
Genitive myggas myggans myggors myggornas