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{{11}}mix (n.) 1580s, "act of mixing," from MIX (Cf. mix) (v.).
{{12}}mix (v.) 1530s, back-formation from M.E. myxte (early 15c.) "composed of more than one element, of mixed nature," from Anglo-Fr. mixte, from L. mixtus, pp. of miscere "to mix, mingle, blend; fraternize with; throw into confusion," from PIE *meik- "to mix" (Cf. Skt. misrah "mixed," Gk. misgein, mignynai "to mix, mix up, mingle; to join, bring together; join (battle); make acquainted with," O.C.S. meЕЎo, mesiti "to mix," Rus. meshat, Lith. maiЕЎau "to mix, mingle," Welsh mysgu). Also borrowed in Old English as miscian. Related: MIXED (Cf. Mixed); mixing.

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