• From Middle English mate, a borrowing from Middle Low German mate (replacing Middle English mette, from Old English ġemetta), derived from Proto-Germanic *gamatjô, itself from *ga- (related to German and Dutch ge-) + *matjô (from *matiz), related to Old English mete). From the same Middle Low German source stems German Maat. Cognates include Saterland Frisian Moat, Dutch maat. More at Old English ġe-, English co-, English meat. maat.
  • From Middle English verb maten, from Middle French mater, from Old French noun mat, from Persian شاه مات.
  • From Middle English maten, from Old French mater, from Vulgar Latin *mattō, of unclear origin.
  • See maté.

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