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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.


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