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Polyglot asks if fog is a synonym. I wondered the same thing. Meteorologists may distinguish for technical reasons, and there may be a distinction based perhaps on origin or extent, but whatever distinction there is seems fairly subtle. -dmh 17:07, 12 Sep 2004 (UTC)

Relation to German "Mist"[edit]

Is this actually cognate to the German word meaning manure? The Proto-Germanic descendants table does not list a descendant for High German for some reason. 12:40, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

UPDATE: According to the page on German "Mist", this word is not cognate with the English word mist. There is currently a contradiction between several of these pages here. 12:42, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

UPDATE 2: According to the page mixen, that word is also related. 13:26, 20 December 2014 (UTC)