masque etymology

French word masque comes from Latin mascha, Undetermined *mask-, Arabic سَخِرَة, Latin masca (Mask. Spectre; nightmare.)

Detailed word origin of masque

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
mascha Latin (lat)
*mask- Undetermined (und)
سَخِرَة Arabic (ara)
masca Latin (lat) Mask. Spectre; nightmare.
mascha English (eng)
مَسْخَرَة Arabic (ara)
masca Malayalam (mal)
maschera Italian (ita) Cinema attendant (takes tickets, shows patrons to their seats). Mask. Surface, fiction.
masque French (fra) Mask (a cover, or partial cover, for the face, used for disguise or protection).

Words with the same origin as masque

Descendants of mascha
mascarade mascotte