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, midget and mosquito (the latter is from Spanish, and it is a diminutive of mosca, from musca).

Pronunciation[edit]

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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Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • musca in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • musca in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “musca”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • musca” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • musca in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
  • musca in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray

Romanian[edit]

Noun[edit]

musca f

  1. definite singular nominative and accusative form of muscă.