Origin: ME muscle < OE, akin to OHG muscula, both < VL *muscula, for L musculus, mussel, muscle
See mussel in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Alteration (possibly influenced by Dutch mossel)
Origin: of Middle English muscle
Origin: , from Old English muscelle
Origin: , from Medieval Latin mūscula
Origin: , from Latin mūsculus, sea mussel; see muscle.
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