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This Proto-Slavic entry contains reconstructed words and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.


Field mouse of the subgenus Mus.


From earlier *mūsi, from Proto-Indo-European *muh₂s.

Cognates include Sanskrit मूष् ‎(mūṣ, mouse), Ancient Greek μῦς ‎(mûs, mouse, muscle), Latin mūs ‎(mouse, rat), Old Armenian մուկն ‎(mukn, mouse), Proto-Germanic *mūs ‎(mouse).


*mỳšь f

  1. mouse


Accent paradigm a.

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  • Rick Derksen (2008), Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon, Brill: Leiden-Boston, page 337
  • мышь in Max Vasmer (1986), Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language], in 4 vols (second edition), Moscow: Progress — Translated from German and supplemented by O. N. Trubačóv
  • мышь” in Pavel Černyx (1999), Istoriko-etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language], in 2 vols (3rd ed.), Moscow: Publishing House "Russian Language", volume 1, page 552
  • “*myšь” in Oleg Trubačóv (ed.) (1974–), Etimologičeskij slovarʹ slavjanskix jazykov [Etymological dictionary of Slavic languages], Moscow: Nauka, volume 21, page 65fff