Origins of Common Words - Muscle
About the history, origins, and definitions of the common word muscle.
UNCOMMON STORIES BEHIND COMMON WORDS
Muscle - The Greeks, watching their athletes at the games, saw in the play of muscles in an arm a little mouse running up and down under the skin. The Romans inherited the concept, and our muscle goes back to the Latin musculum, a diminutive of mus, or "mouse." The same derivation is found in all Romance and Teutonic languages.
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