myg

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See also: mỳg

Danish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Danish and Old Norse myg, either borrowed from Middle Low German mügge, from Old Saxon mugga, from Proto-West Germanic *muggjā, from Proto-Germanic *mugjǭ (midge, small fly); or, from Proto-Germanic *mują (small fly).

See also with Norwegian, Swedish mygg, English midge, German Mücke. The West Nordic word, Old Norse , probably goes back to a different stem, *mują.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

myg c (singular definite myggen, plural indefinite myg)

  1. member of the suborder Nematocera (which includes mosquitos, midges, gnats and others)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse mjúkr (soft, meek), from Proto-Germanic *meukaz, cognate with Norwegian Bokmål myk, Norwegian Nynorsk, Swedish mjuk. English meek is borrowed from Old Norse.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

myg (neuter mygt, plural and definite singular attributive myge)

  1. (rare) supple, lissome, pliant
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of myg
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular myg mygere mygest2
Neuter singular mygt mygere mygest2
Plural myge mygere mygest2
Definite attributive1 myge mygere mygeste
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.
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