musculus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Morphologically a derivative of mūs (mouse) with diminutive meaning, thus "little mouse"; the "muscle" sense being a calque of Ancient Greek μῦς (mûs, mouse; muscle).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mūsculus m (genitive mūsculī); second declension

  1. Small mouse.
  2. Muscle.
  3. (military) mantelet, shielding

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative mūsculus mūsculī
genitive mūsculī mūsculōrum
dative mūsculō mūsculīs
accusative mūsculum mūsculōs
ablative mūsculō mūsculīs
vocative mūscule mūsculī

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