mugio

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *mug-, *mūg-, onomatopoeic form, reminiscent of cow's lowing. Cognates include Ancient Greek μυκάομαι (mukáomai, to low, bellow), Lithuanian mū̃kti (to bellow) and Russian мычать (myčát, to moo).

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Verb[edit]

present active mūgiō, present infinitive mūgīre, perfect active mūgīvī, supine mūgītum

  1. I moo, low, bellow.
  2. (of inanimate things) I roar, rumble, bray, groan.

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References[edit]

  • mugio in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • Alwin Kloekhorst (2008), Etymological Dictionary of the Hittite Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, page 392