I first got the idea of Latin
mus- = mouse = thief from this list
My primary question here is whether someone can confirm this, because I have not found any direct words in Latin that indicates that
mus- = thief. Where did the editor get this idea from?
I wondered what Tolkien and the Beowulf Poet meant by the central symbol of thief and burglar. Then I realized, if Latin
"mus-"="thief", which also is the root of "mouse", the Anglo-Saxon word which has cognate from ancient Sanskrit word musha meaning thief (and mouse).
- Moses is Hebraic and means "he who takes away", "The Extractor"
- Mouse: "takes away goods from the house", and is a kenning for thief
- Muse is one who extracts from the Gods
- Moss: life "extracted" from stone (poetically)
- Mosquito: little thief
- Mist: extracted/vaporized water
- Mosque: place of extraction (from matter/ego)
I realize this might sound crazy and far-fetched, but it was put together in non-scholarly haste.