Borrowed from Middle French masque, from Italian maschera, from (a byform of, see it for more) Medieval Latin masca, mascha, a borrowing of Proto-West Germanic *maskā from which English mesh is regularly inherited. Replaced Old English grīma, whence grime, and displaced non-native Middle English viser borrowed from Old French viser, visier.
From Middle English maske, from Old English max, masċ, from Proto-West Germanic *maskā. mesh, and mask above.
From Middle English *mask, masch, from Old English māx, māsc. mash.
From Middle English masken, short for *maskeren, malskren. More at masker.
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