From the Proto-Indo-European *meyth₂-, *mith₂- (“to exchange, remove”). From the original meaning "to exchange" a semantic shift occurred to "to give, bestow" and then "to let go, send". Cognates include Sanskrit मेथेते (methete, “to become hostile, quarrel”) and Gothic 𐌹𐌽-𐌼𐌰𐌹𐌳𐌾𐌰𐌽 (in-maidjan, “to change”).
- I send, cause to go, let go, release, discharge.
- I announce, tell, report, send word, advise.
- I yield, furnish, produce, export.
- I put an end to.
- I let or bring out, put or send forth, send out, emit; let blood, bleed; utter a sound, speak, say.
- I throw, hurl, cast, launch, send; throw down, sprinkle.
- I attend, guide, escort.
- I dismiss, disregard.
- “mitto” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.