muset

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French mussette, diminutive of musse, muce, a hiding place.

Noun[edit]

muset (plural musets)

  1. A small hole or gap through which a wild animal passes; a muse.
    • 1593, William Shakespeare, Venus and Adonis, lines 679-684:
      And when thou hast on foot the purblind hare,
      Mark the poor wretch, to overshoot his troubles
      How he outruns the wind and with what care
      He cranks and crosses with a thousand doubles:
      The many musets through the which he goes
      Are like a labyrinth to amaze his foes.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Czech[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Perhaps from Old High German muozan (German müssen). Cognate with Polish musieć, Ukrainian мусити (musyty).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

muset impf

  1. must

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