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From Old Norse , from Proto-Germanic *mugjō, *mujan, from Proto-Indo-European *mu (fly), *mew-. Cognates with Norwegian mygg, Icelandic , Danish myg, Old English mycg, mycge (whence Middle English mygga, English midge); Old High German mucka (German Mücke (mosquito)); Latvian muša; Albanian mizë; Russian муха (múxa); Ancient Greek μυῖα (muîa); Ukranian муха (múxa); Bulgarian муха (múxa); Lower Sorbian mucha, Polish mucha and Slovak mucha. Akin to Latin musca (fly). Compare the Dutch mug.


mygga c

  1. mosquito (small flying insect of the family Culicidae, known for biting and sucking blood)


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

Usage notes[edit]

  • As a mass noun, mygg is common.