musca

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See also: MUSCA, Musca, muscã, muscă, and mușca

Latin[edit]

musca (a fly)

Etymology[edit]

From a Proto-Indo-European *mus-, *mu-, *mew-. Cognates with the Sanskrit मशक (maśáka), Old Church Slavonic моуха (muxa), and the Ancient Greek μυῖα (muîa, a fly) of which μυΐσκη (muḯskē) may be a diminutive form. Confer the German Mücke (midge) and English midge, midget.

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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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Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

musca

  1. Alternative form of muske

Romanian[edit]

Noun[edit]

musca f

  1. definite nominative and accusative singular of muscă