mussel etymology

English word mussel comes from Proto-Indo-European *múh₂s (Mouse.), Proto-Indo-European *muh₂s

Detailed word origin of mussel

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*múh₂s Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Mouse.
*muh₂s Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*mūs Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
μῦς Ancient Greek (grc)
murem Latin (lat)
musculus Latin (lat) (anatomy) muscle. (military) mantelet, shielding. Saltwater mussel. Small mouse.
mussel English (eng) Any of several groups of bivalve shellfish with elongated, asymmetrical shells. Certain other bivalves of somewhat similar appearance, such as the zebra mussel and quagga mussel of the family Dreissenidae in subclass Heterodonta.. Fresh water mussels, usually edible, of the order Unionida in subclass Palaeoheterodonta.. Salt water mussels, usually edible, of the order Mytilida in subclass [...]

Words with the same origin as mussel

Descendants of *múh₂s
cardiomyopathy delt lapsarian lapse mouse mousie mousy muscle muscular musle musteline muzzle myo- myocardial myocardial infarction myocarditis myocardium myocutaneous myoendothelial myofunctional myoglobulin myopathologic myophosphorylase spice
Descendants of *muh₂s
Mouseketeer lapsus lapsus digiti lapsus plumæ mousiness musculin musophobia muzzleloader muzzleloading pony car prelapsarian ranny transmuscular