Brill’s New Pauly

Get access

(1,145 words)

[German version]

(ὁ μῦς/ho mŷs, in dialects σμῦς/smŷs, σμίς/smís, σμίνθος/smínthos, σμίνθα/smíntha; Latin mus, dimin. musculus; in this regard [4. 2,132]), representative of the family Muridae of rodents (Rodentia), rich in species, with constantly regrowing incisor teeth. The terms mentioned mostly refer to the long-tailed mice, the house mouse (Mus musculus L.), wood mouse (Apodemus sylvaticus L.), the harvest mouse that builds a nest of grass above the ground (Micromys minutus Pallas) as well as the field mouse (Microtus arvalis Pallas) that belongs to the vole family (Arvico…

Cite this page
Hünemörder, Christian (Hamburg), “Mouse”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 08 December 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

▲   Back to top   ▲