Other Word Forms of Mosquito
Origin of Mosquito
From Spanish mosquito (“gnat"), diminutive of Spanish mosca (“fly"), from Latin musca (“fly"), from Proto-Indo-European *mÅ«s- (“fly, stinging fly, gnat"). Cognate with Flemish meuzie (“mosquito"), Swedish dialectal mausa (“mosquito"), Lithuanian musÄ— (“a fly"). See also midge.
Spanish Portuguese from diminutive of mosca fly from Latin musca
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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