masker

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English *maskeren, malskren ("to bewilder"; compare Middle English bimalscren (to bewitch)), from Old English *malscrian (attested in derivative malscrung (enchantment, charm)), ultimately from Proto-Germanic *malskaz (haughty), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)mel- (to beat, crush, grind). Cognate with Middle Dutch malsch (headstrong, zealous), Gothic [script needed] (malsks, foolish). More at mask. [script needed]

Verb[edit]

masker (third-person singular simple present maskers, present participle maskering, simple past and past participle maskered)

  1. (transitive, now chiefly dialectal) To render giddy or senseless
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Holland to this entry?)
    • 2000, Paul Salzman, Early Modern Women's Writing:
      He is so, for he is not one that sets forth to the wars with great resolutions and hopes, and returns with maskered fears, and despairs; neither is he like those that take more care, and are more industrious to get gay clothes, and fine feathers, [...]
  2. (intransitive, now chiefly dialectal) To be bewildered.
  3. (transitive, now chiefly dialectal) To choke; stifle.
  4. (transitive, now chiefly dialectal) To decay; rust.

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Etymology 2[edit]

From mask +‎ -er.

Noun[edit]

masker (plural maskers)

  1. One who wears a mask; one who appears in disguise at a masquerade.
    • 1842, Edgar Allan Poe, ‘The Masque of the Red Death’:
      But to the chamber which lies most westwardly of the seven, there are now none of the maskers who venture; for the night is waning away […].
  2. That which masks (noise in a signal, etc.).
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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

masker c

  1. plural indefinite of maske

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • Hyphenation: mas‧ker

Noun[edit]

masker n (plural maskers, diminutive maskertje n)

  1. mask

Verb[edit]

masker

  1. first-person singular present indicative of maskeren
  2. imperative of maskeren

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

masker m, f

  1. indefinite plural of maske

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

masker f

  1. indefinite plural of maske

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

masker

  1. indefinite plural of mask