mistake etymology

English word mistake comes from Old Norse mistaka

Detailed word origin of mistake

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
mistaka Old Norse (non)
mistaken Middle English (enm)
mistake English (eng) (baseball) A pitch which was intended to be pitched in a hard-to-hit location, but instead ends up in an easy-to-hit place.. An error; a blunder. (intransitive, obsolete) To commit an unintentional error; to do or think something wrong.. (obsolete, rare) To take or choose wrongly.. (transitive) To understand wrongly, taking one thing or person for another.. (transitive, obsolete) To [...]

Words with the same origin as mistake

Descendants of mistaka