mysa

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Noun[edit]

mysa f (genitive singular mysu, no plural)

  1. whey

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Attested since 1640. From Danish and Norwegian myse ("squint"), ultimately related to Greek μύειν (muein, "to close ones lips/eyes") and μυωπία (muopia, "near-sightedness; myopia") and English myopic. Compare with Swedish mystisk ("mysterious") and Swedish (archaic, dialectal) myssla ("to whistle; to squeak").[1]

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mysa (present myser, preterite myste, supine myst, imperative mys)

  1. To be engaged in an activity that is comfortable or pleasurable.
    Katten ligger och myser i solen.
    The cat is lying in the sun, feeling cozy.
  2. To be comfortable or content with something.
  3. (archaic) To smile (with only slight movement of the mouth), particualry as a sign of contentedness or comfort.
    • c. 1670, anonymous, Bröllops Beswär, 177
      (Då) Handtags i hwar oc en wrå, med mysande liuszögde systrar.
      [And thus] hands are shaken in every corner, with contentedly smiling sisters.
    • 1835, diaries of Zacharias Topelius, diaries, 2:100
      Sophie Olsson myste på mund, tyckte visst om sig i sin svarta domino.
      Sophie Olsson smiled contentedly and quite liked herself in her black domino.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Svenska Akademiens ordbok, columns M1746, M1752

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