Word and Phrase Origins
Is the word mosquito of Spanish origin?
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What order of sects does a mosque belong to?
A mosque is an Islamic place of worship. A story which has been circulating suggests that the word mosque is synonymous with mosquito, mosque being the Spanish version of the word. Infact, the Spanish word for mosquito is mosquito. During the era of Muslim rule in Spain, the Spanish speaking community used the words mosquito (for mosquito, the insect) and mesquita (mosque, place of worship). Mosquitoes belong to the class: insecta, order: diptera, suborder: nematocera, infraorder: culicomorpha, superfamily: culicoidea and family: culicidae.