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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 *múh₂s.

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


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