mygg

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse , from Proto-Germanic *mugjō, *mują, *muwō (midge), from Proto-Indo-European *mū- (fly, midge), *mu-, *mew-. Compare Swedish mygga, Danish myg, Icelandic , English midge, West Frisian mich, Dutch mug, Low German mügge, German Mücke.

Noun[edit]

mygg m (definite singular myggen, indefinite plural mygg, definite plural myggene)

  1. a mosquito (small flying insect of the family Culicidae, known for biting and sucking blood)

Usage notes[edit]

Mygg is the popular name for the mosquito, a more accurate name is stikkemygg. The mygg family (see Wikipedia above) comprises far more than mosquitoes.

References[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia nn

Noun[edit]

mygg m (definite singular myggen, indefinite plural myggar, definite plural myggane)

  1. a mosquito (as above)

Usage notes[edit]

As above.

References[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See mygga.

Noun[edit]

mygg n (plurale tantum)

  1. mosquitoes (collective noun for small flying insects of the family Culicidae, known for biting and sucking blood). An individual mosquito is called mygga.

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