From Middle English maken, from Old English macian ("to make, build, work"), from Proto-West Germanic *makōn ("to make, build, work"), from Proto-Indo-European *mag- ("to knead, mix, make"). Cognate with Latin mācerō, macer, Ancient Greek μάσσω, Scots mak ("to make"), Saterland Frisian moakje ("to make"), West Frisian meitsje ("to make"), Dutch maken ("to make"), Dutch Low Saxon maken ("to make") and German Low German maken ("to make") and German machen ("to make, do"). Related to match.
From Middle English make, imake, from Old English ġemaca ("a mate, an equal, companion, peer"), from Proto-Germanic *gamakô ("companion, comrade"), from Proto-Indo-European *maǵ- ("to knead, oil"). Reinforced by Old Norse maki ("an equal"). Cognate with Icelandic maki ("spouse"), Swedish make ("spouse, husband"), Danish mage ("companion, fellow, mate"). See also match.
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