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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.


*mỳšь f[1][2]

  1. mouse


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Related terms[edit]


  • East Slavic:
    • Old East Slavic: мꙑшь (myšĭ)
  • South Slavic:
  • West Slavic:

Further reading[edit]

  • Vasmer (Fasmer), Max (Maks) (1964–1973), “мышь”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Trubačóv Oleg, Moscow: Progress
  • Černyx, P. Ja. (1999), “мышь”, in Istoriko-etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), volume 1, 3rd reprint edition, Moscow: Russkij jazyk, page 552
  • Trubačóv, Oleg, editor (1994), “*myšь”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ slavjanskix jazykov [Etymological dictionary of Slavic languages] (in Russian), volume 21, Moscow: Nauka, page 65


  1. ^ Derksen, Rick (2008), “*mỳšь”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 4), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 337: “f. i (a) ‘mouse’”
  2. ^ Olander, Thomas (2001), “myšь myši”, in Common Slavic accentological word list, Copenhagen: Editiones Olander: “a (SA 23, 148, 166, 199; PR 132; RPT 97)”