moskus

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin muscus, from Ancient Greek μόσχος (móskhos), from Middle Persian *mušk. Ultimately from Sanskrit मुष्क (muṣka, testicle)

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moskus m (definite singular moskusen, indefinite plural moskusar, definite plural moskusane)

  1. musk
    • 1886, Arne Garborg, Mannfolk:
      Og der luktad av Nafta og Moskus.
      And there was a smell of naphtha and musk.
  2. a musk ox, Ovibos moschatus
    • 1957, Lars Normann Sørensen, Svalbard - Eventyrlandet i Arktis:
      Men så tek desse "steinblokkene" til å gå! Og då veit du det er det rare polardyret som heiter moskus.
      But then these "rocks" start walking! Then you know that it is that strange polar animal that is called musk ox.

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