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Mosca and Mosquito

Everyone’s favorite bug, the Mosquito, comes from–at least etymologically–the Spanish mosca (meaning “fly”) and the Spanish suffix -ito (the diminutive). We only wish that mosquitos were merely harmless little flies!

We can see the m-s-c root in both words.

How some nerds found us:

  • ‘’ Mosquito’’ is a Spanish word that originates from the word ‘’ Mosca and diminutive to’’ which means ‘’little fly’’
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