musca

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See also: mușca, muscă, muscã, and Musca

Latin[edit]

musca (a fly)

Etymology[edit]

From a Proto-Indo-European root *mus-, *mu-, *mew-. Cognates with the Sanskrit मशक(maśáka), Old Church Slavonic моуха(muxa), and the Ancient Greek μυῖα(muîa, a fly) of which μυἱσκα(mhuiska) may be a diminutive form. Confer the German Mücke(mosquito) and English midge and mosquito (the latter is from Spanish, and it is a diminutive of mosca, from musca).

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Noun[edit]

musca f ‎(genitive muscae); first declension

  1. a fly (insect)
    Puer, abige muscas.
    Repel those flies, boy.
  2. (transferred meaning) an inquisitive or prying people

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative musca muscae
genitive muscae muscārum
dative muscae muscīs
accusative muscam muscās
ablative muscā muscīs
vocative musca muscae

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Romanian[edit]

Noun[edit]

musca f

  1. definite singular nominative and accusative form of muscă.