moustique

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish mosquito, diminutive of mosca, from Latin musca, whence also the French doublet mouche (a fly). The metathesis of /k/ and /t/ might have been due to influence of tique (a tick).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mus.tik/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

moustique m (plural moustiques)

  1. mosquito
  2. gnat

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Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

moustique f (plural moustiques)

  1. (Jersey) mosquito