mix

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English mixen, from Old English *mixian, miscian, from Proto-Germanic *miskijaną, from Proto-Indo-European *meyǵ-, *meyḱ- (to mix). Cognate with Saterland Frisian miskje (to mix, blend), Middle Dutch mischen (to mix), Low German misken, mischen (to mix), Old High German miskian, miskēn (to mix) (German mischen), Welsh mysgu (to mix), Latin misceō (mix), Ancient Greek μίγνυμι (mígnumi, to mix), Old Church Slavonic мѣсити (měsiti, to mix), Lithuanian mišti and maišyti (to mix), Sanskrit मिश्र (miśra, mixed), Persian آمیختن‎(âmixtan, to mix), Old English māsc (mixture, mash)[1]. More at mash.

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mix (third-person singular simple present mixes, present participle mixing, simple past and past participle mixed)

  1. (transitive) To stir together.
    Mix the eggs and milk with the flour until the consistency is smooth.
  2. (transitive) To combine (items from two or more sources normally kept separate).
    to mix business with pleasure
    Don't mix the meat recipes with the dairy recipes.
    • 1591, William Shakespeare, “The First Part of Henry the Sixt”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act III, scene iii]:
      What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend.
    • 1935, George Goodchild, chapter 1, in Death on the Centre Court:
      She mixed furniture with the same fatal profligacy as she mixed drinks, and this outrageous contact between things which were intended by Nature to be kept poles apart gave her an inexpressible thrill.
  3. (transitive, intransitive) To form by mingling; to produce by the stirring together of ingredients; to concoct from different parts.
    Yellow and blue paint mix to make green.
    • Template:RQ:Shakespeare Romeo andJuliet
    • (Can we date this quote by Francis Bacon and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      I have chosen an argument mixed of religious and civil considerations.
    • 1935, George Goodchild, chapter 1, in Death on the Centre Court:
      She mixed furniture with the same fatal profligacy as she mixed drinks, and this outrageous contact between things which were intended by Nature to be kept poles apart gave her an inexpressible thrill.
  4. (transitive) To blend by the use of a mixer (machine).
    Mix the egg whites until they are stiff.
  5. (transitive, music) To combine (several tracks).
    I'll mix the rhythm tracks down to a single track.
  6. (transitive, music) To produce a finished version of (a recording).
    I'm almost done mixing this song.
  7. (transitive, intransitive) To unite with in company; to join; to associate.
    • Bible, Hoseah vii. 8
      Ephraim, he hath mixed himself among the people.
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Etymology 2[edit]

A merger of a nominal use of the verb and a borrowing from Anglo-Norman mixte, from Latin mixtus, past participle of misceō (mix). Nowadays regarded automatically as the nominal form of the verb.

Noun[edit]

mix (plural mixes)

  1. The result of mixing two or more substances; a mixture.
    Now add the raisins to the mix.
  2. The result of combining items normally kept separate.
    My recipe file was now a mix of meat and dairy.
    The combination of classical music and hip hop is a surprisingly good mix.
  3. (music) The result of mixing several tracks.
    The rhythm mix sounds muddy.
  4. (music) The finished version of a recording.
    I've almost finished the mix for this song.
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  1. ^ Skeat, An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language, "Mix."

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Catalan[edit]

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Probably from Andalusian Arabic مش(mašš).

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mix m (plural mixos, feminine mixa)

  1. (usually repeated) A sound used to call a domestic cat.
  2. (colloquial) The domestic cat.

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mīx (inanimate)

  1. second-person singular possessive singular of īxtli; (it is) your eye.
  2. second-person singular possessive plural of īxtli; (they are) your eyes.

Dutch[edit]

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Borrowed from English mix.

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mix m (plural mixen, diminutive mixje n)

  1. mix, mixture
  2. hybrid

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French[edit]

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Borrowed from English mix.

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mix m (plural mix or mixes)

  1. (music) mix

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German[edit]

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mix

  1. Imperative singular of mixen.
  2. (colloquial) First-person singular present of mixen.

Spanish[edit]

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mix m (plural mix)

  1. mix