Origin: MFr mosquet < It moschetto, musket, orig., fledged arrow < mosca, a fly < L musca: see midge
See musket in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: French mousquet
Origin: , from Italian moschetto, a type of crossbow, musket
Origin: , from moschetta, little fly, bolt of a crossbow
Origin: , diminutive of mosca, fly
Origin: , from Latin musca.
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