Borrowed from French muguet, diminutive form of Old French mugue or muguete (“musk”), from muscade, from Latin muscada, feminine of muscat (“musky”), from Ancient Greek μόσχος (móskhos), from Middle Persian *mušk (“musk”), ultimately from Sanskrit मुष्क (muṣka, “testicle”), the shape of the gland of animals secreting the substance being compared to human testicles, a diminutive of मूष् (mūṣ, “mouse”), the shape of human testicles being compared to mice, from Proto-Indo-European *muh₂s (“mouse”).
- IPA(key): [myˈɟɛ]
- Hyphenation: mü‧ge
müge (definite accusative mügeyi, plural mügeler)
- lily of the valley
- ^ Webster's New World College Dictionary, Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.