A mosquito, aedes aegypti, biting a human
A man, John Kasich, with a small microphone (mygga) attached to his shirt


From Middle Low German mügge, from Old Saxon muggia, from Proto-West Germanic *muggjā, from Proto-Germanic *mugjō, *mujan, from Proto-Indo-European *mu (fly), *mew-.

Cognates with Norwegian mygg, Icelandic , Danish myg, Old English myċġ, myċġe (whence Middle English migge, 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. A mosquito (small flying insect of the family Culicidae, known for biting and sucking blood).
  2. (somewhat colloquial) A lavalier microphone, small microphone worn on clothing.

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


mygga (present myggar, preterite myggade, supine myggat, imperative mygga)

  1. (colloquial) to attach a small microphone on someone


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