From Old Norse mý, from Proto-Germanic *mugjō, *mujan, *muwō (“midge”), from Proto-Indo-European *mū- (“fly, midge”), *mu-, *mew-. Compare Swedish mygga, Danish myg, Icelandic mý, English midge, West Frisian mich, Dutch mug, Low German mügge, German Mücke.
- mosquito (small flying insect of the family Culicidae, known for biting and sucking blood)
This Norwegian entry was created from the translations listed at mosquito. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) November 2007
mygg n (plurale tantum)
- mosquitos (collective noun for small flying insects of the family Culicidae, known for biting and sucking blood). An individual mosquito is called mygga.