mygga

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Swedish[edit]

A mosquito, aedes aegypti, biting a human
A man, John Kasich, with a small microphone (mygga) attached to his shirt

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German mügge, from Old Saxon muggia, from Proto-West Germanic *muggjā, from Proto-Germanic *mugjō, *mujan, from Proto-Indo-European *mu (fly), *mew-. Cognates with Norwegian mygg, Icelandic , Danish myg, Old English myċġ, myċġe (whence Middle English migge, English midge); Old High German mucka (German Mücke (mosquito)); Latvian muša; Albanian mizë; Russian му́ха (múxa); Ancient Greek μυῖα (muîa); Ukrainian му́ха (múxa); Bulgarian му́ха (múha); Lower Sorbian mucha, Polish mucha and Slovak mucha. Akin to Latin musca (fly). Compare the Dutch mug.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mygga c

  1. mosquito (small flying insect of the family Culicidae, known for biting and sucking blood)
  2. (somewhat colloquial) a small microphone attached to clothing

Usage notes[edit]

  • As a mass noun, mygg is common.

Declension[edit]

Declension of mygga 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative mygga myggan myggor myggorna
Genitive myggas myggans myggors myggornas

Verb[edit]

mygga (present myggar, preterite myggade, supine myggat, imperative mygga)

  1. (colloquial) to attach a small microphone on someone

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