mysa

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mysa f (genitive singular mysu, no plural)

  1. whey

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Attested since 1640. From Danish myse (squint) and Norwegian myse (squint), ultimately related to Greek μύειν (mýein, to close ones lips/eyes) and μυωπία (myopía, near-sightedness; myopia) and English myopic. Compare Swedish mystisk (mysterious) and myssla (to whistle; to squeak, archaic, dialectal).[1][2]

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mysa (present myser, preterite myste, supine myst, imperative mys)

  1. To be engaged in an activity that is comfortable or pleasurable.
    Katten ligger och myser i solen.
    The cat is lying in the sun, feeling cozy.
  2. To be comfortable or content with something.
  3. (archaic) To smile (with only slight movement of the mouth), particularly as a sign of contentedness or comfort.
    • c. 1670, anonymous, Bröllops Beswär, 177
      (Då) Handtags i hwar oc en wrå, med mysande liuszögde systrar.
      [And thus] hands are shaken in every corner, with contentedly smiling sisters.
    • 1835, diaries of Zacharias Topelius, diaries, 2:100
      Sophie Olsson myste på mund, tyckte visst om sig i sin svarta domino.
      Sophie Olsson smiled contentedly and quite liked herself in her black domino.

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