mygla

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See also: mygła and mygłą

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse mygla, from Proto-Germanic *muglōną, diminutive and denominative of *mukiz (soft substance) (compare Old Norse myki, mykr (cow dung)), from Proto-Indo-European *mewk- (slick, soft).

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mygla

  1. (intransitive) to mildew, to mould, to grow mouldy, to grow muggy or musty, to moulder
    Allur maturinn myglaði á meðan við vorum í fríi.
    All the food grew mouldy while we were on holiday.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse mygla, from Proto-Germanic *mugiljǭ.

Noun[edit]

mygla f (genitive singular myglu, no plural)

  1. mould, mildew
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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

mygla

  1. to grow mouldy or musty
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  • Icelandic: mygla
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: mygle
  • Norwegian Bokmål: mygle
  • Middle English: mowlen, moule, moulen, mowle, mowlyn

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *mugiljǭ.

Noun[edit]

mygla f (genitive myglu)

  1. mouldiness, mustiness
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References[edit]

  • mygla1”, in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • mygla2”, in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Attested since 1963. Likely from a Norrlandic dialectal word related to mögla (to become moldy).

Verb[edit]

mygla (present myglar, preterite myglade, supine myglat, imperative mygla)

  1. to wangle, to finagle

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