From metzen (“to cut”), from Middle High German meizen (“to cut, kill”), from Old High German meizan (“to cut, hew”), from Proto-Germanic *maitanan (“to cut”), from Proto-Indo-European *mei- (“small”). Akin to Old Norse meita (“to cut”), Gothic 𐌼𐌰𐌹𐍄𐌰𐌽 (maitan, “to cut”), Old English mīte (“mite”). More at mite.
- IPA: /ˈmɛtsɡɐ/
Metzger m (genitive Metzgers, plural Metzger)