From Old Norse mý, from Proto-Germanic *mugjō, *mują, *muwō (“midge”), from Proto-Indo-European *mū- (“fly, midge”), *mu-, *mew-. Compare Swedish mygga, Danish myg, Icelandic mý, English midge, West Frisian mich, Dutch mug, Low German mügge, German Mücke.
- a mosquito (small flying insect of the family Culicidae, known for biting and sucking blood)
Mygg is the popular name for the mosquito, a more accurate name is stikkemygg. The mygg family (see Wikipedia above) comprises far more than mosquitoes.
- “mygg” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
- a mosquito (as above)
- “mygg” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.
mygg n (plurale tantum)
- mosquitoes (collective noun for small flying insects of the family Culicidae, known for biting and sucking blood). An individual mosquito is called mygga.