From metzen (“to cut”), from Middle High German meizen (“to cut, kill”), from Old High German meizan (“to cut, hew”), from Proto-Germanic *maitaną (“to cut”), from Proto-Indo-European *mei- (“small”). Akin to Old Norse meita (“to cut”), Gothic 𐌼𐌰𐌹𐍄𐌰𐌽 (maitan, “to cut”), Old English mīte (“mite”). More at mite.
Metzger m (genitive Metzgers, plural Metzger)
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