From Middle English mixen, from Old English *mixian, miscian, from Proto-Germanic *miskijaną, from Proto-Indo-European *meyǵ-, *meyḱ-. Cognate with Saterland Frisian miskje ("to mix, blend"), Middle Dutch mischen ("to mix"), Low German misken, mischen, Old High German miskian, miskēn (German mischen), Welsh mysgu ("to mix"), Latin misceō ("mix"), Ancient Greek μίγνυμι ("to mix"), Old Church Slavonic мѣсити ("to mix"), Lithuanian mišti and maišyti, Sanskrit मिश्र ("mixed"), Persian آمیختن ("to mix"), Old English māsc ("mixture, mash"). More at mash.
A merger of a nominal use of the verb and a borrowing from Anglo-Norman mixte, from Latin mixtus, past participle of misceō. Nowadays regarded automatically as the nominal form of the verb.
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