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Mouse
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(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…

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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 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e727240>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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