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Mus \Mus\, prop. n.; pl. Mures. [L., a mouse.] (Zo["o]l.) A genus of small rodents, including the common mouse and rat.


n. (plural of mu English)


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Mus (card game)

Mus is a Spanish card game, widely played in Spain and Hispanic America, and to a lesser extent in France. Most probably originated in the Basque Country, it is a vying game. The first reference about this game goes back to 1745, when Manuel Larramendi, philologist and Jesuit Basque, quoted it the trilingual dictionary ( Basque- Spanish- Latin).

In Spain it is the most played card game, spawning several Mus clubs or "peñas" and becoming a staple game among college students. It is not uncommon to hear the Basque terms, such as "órdago" (from Basque "hor dago", "there it is") used by Spanish speakers, often without them being aware of the literal meanings of the terms and phrases.

The origin of the word Mus is uncertain. It could come from the Basque language, where "musu" means "kiss", the established signal of the better possible card combination (3 Kings and one Ace). Larramendi wrote about the word mus or "musu" meaning lips or face and suggests that the name of the game could have derived from the facial gestures used while playing.

Following another theory, the word mus comes from the Latin "musso", that means "keep silent". It is conjugated as "mus" ("I keep silent"), in opposition to "talk", that is the word used to open the game.

According to a third hypothesis the word could come from the French word "mouche" ("fly"), from Latin mussula, although the concept "fly" has no relation with any part of the game.

Mus (Mus)

Mus is a subgenus of the rodent genus Mus.

Muş (electoral district)

Muş is an electoral district of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey. It elects four members of parliament (deputies) to represent the province of the same name for a four-year term by the D'Hondt method, a party-list proportional representation system.

Usage examples of "mus".

Modesty to take a look at the dig in Mus when she gets back from Panama.

I shall want him to put us down somewhere about ten miles from Mus, then continue the trip and forget us.

It was simply a rough hole, and looked as if it had been made when the city of Mus was first cut out of the valley sides.

Withholding those pages from the translation of the Mus scrolls was very foolish.

It had aMused Delicata to reveal the immensity of what lay hidden in Mus, because the very size of it implied that no witnesses would be left to talk of what they knew.

Therefore I, Domitian Mus, a Tribune of Rome, Son of Fabius, Praetor of the Province of Numidia, did with my bodyguard of hastati travel in the Unknown Lands beyond Africa Nova and came well to learn of the Princes of the South who rule the Aourigha peoples that do dwell in those parts.

Domitian Mus had come upon a tribe of the Berber people occupying the valley which would later bear his name.

And soon, with typical Roman expertize and thoroughness, Domitian Mus was running a tiny empire of his own.

And these, seized by the Greeks, lost to the Roman conquerors, carried in the private treasury of a general, and lost or stolen in some battle fought against Carthage before the young Mus was born, had come to rest at last under the stones of the city he had built.

But Domitian Mus had died without entering in his journal the secret he had guarded so well - the exact location of his hoarded wealth.

He had made it from a length of thala wood left by the Arabs who had first come to Mus after the discovery of the scrolls, and who had dug away the mass of sand blocking the valley entrance.

Decius Mus, who had gained great renown in the recent war against the Samnites.

Escaping from Mus and crossing the desert with a bunch of fearful, mindless creatures, two of them elderly .

That one had been easier, because part of it had been spent in reading several photostat sheets 196 - the missing pages from the translation of the Mus scrolls.

In the third year of his travels Domitian Mus had come upon a tribe of the Berber people occupying the valley which would later bear his name.