muša

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Latvian[edit]

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Istabas muša

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Etymology[edit]

Via an intermediate form *musya, from Proto-Baltic *mūs-, from Proto-Indo-European *mū-, *mu- (fly, insect) with an extra s. Cognates include Lithuanian mùsė, dialectal musià, Old Church Slavonic моуха (muxa), Russian муха (muxa), Ancient Greek μυῖα (muîa) (< *müsya), Latin musca, Old Armenian մուն (mun), Proto-Germanic *mujan, *muwo (midge) (English midge, German Mücke, Dutch mug, Swedish mygg, Icelandic ).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

muša f (4th declension)

  1. fly (small two-winged insect, belonging to the order Diptera, especially family Muscidae)
    istabas, mājas muša — room, house fly (= housefly)
    gaļas muša — meat fly (= blowfly)
    mēslu muša — dung fly
    cece muša — tsetse fly
    mušu kāpurifly larvae

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “muša” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca, in 2 vols, Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN: 9984-700-12-7