See also: Masker

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmæskə(ɹ)/, /ˈmɑːskə(ɹ)/
  • (file)

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English *maskeren, malskren (to bewilder) (compare Middle English bimalscren (to bewitch)), from Old English *malscrian (attested in derivative malscrung (enchantment, charm)), ultimately from Proto-Germanic *malskaz (haughty), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)mel- (to beat, crush, grind). Cognate with Middle Dutch malsch (headstrong, zealous), Gothic 𐌼𐌰𐌻𐍃𐌺𐍃 (malsks, foolish). More at mask.

VerbEdit

masker (third-person singular simple present maskers, present participle maskering, simple past and past participle maskered)

  1. (transitive, now chiefly dialectal) To render giddy or senseless
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Holland to this entry?)
    • 2000, Paul Salzman, Early Modern Women's Writing:
      He is so, for he is not one that sets forth to the wars with great resolutions and hopes, and returns with maskered fears, and despairs; neither is he like those that take more care, and are more industrious to get gay clothes, and fine feathers, [...]
  2. (intransitive, now chiefly dialectal) To be bewildered.
  3. (transitive, now chiefly dialectal) To choke; stifle.
  4. (transitive, now chiefly dialectal) To decay; rust.

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Etymology 2Edit

From mask +‎ -er.

NounEdit

masker (plural maskers)

  1. One who wears a mask; one who appears in disguise at a masquerade or wears a mask in a ritual.
    • 1842, Edgar Allan Poe, The Masque of the Red Death:
      But to the chamber which lies most westwardly of the seven, there are now none of the maskers who venture; for the night is waning away [] .
    • 2012, L. Day, Gender and Power in Sierra Leone: Women Chiefs of the Last Two Centuries, →ISBN:
      Like the men's society, the corporate consciousness of women and their respected place in the political body is represented by a masked spirit. This sowei (masker), like all the officials of the society, represents the corporate body of women and retains the authority to levy fines and punish women and men or the community as a whole. The ndoli Jowei (dancing sowei) is a masker whose figure is completely covered with black raffia, topped by the sowei mask.
  2. That which masks (noise in a signal, etc.).
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DanishEdit

NounEdit

masker c

  1. indefinite plural of maske

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɑs.kər/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: mas‧ker

NounEdit

masker n (plural maskers, diminutive maskertje n)

  1. mask

DescendantsEdit

  • Indonesian: masker

VerbEdit

masker

  1. first-person singular present indicative of maskeren
  2. imperative of maskeren

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IndonesianEdit

 
A woman is wearing a masker.

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch masker, from Middle French masque (a covering to hide or protect the face), from Italian maschera (mask, disguise), from (a byform of, see it for more) Medieval Latin masca, mascha.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [maskər]
  • Hyphenation: mas‧ker

NounEdit

maskêr (first-person possessive maskerku, second-person possessive maskermu, third-person possessive maskernya)

  1. mask, a cover, or partial cover, for the face
    1. used for disguise
      Synonym: topeng
    2. (medicine) used for protection.
  2. (colloquial) Short for masker wajah (facial mask).

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

NounEdit

masker m or f

  1. indefinite plural of maske

VerbEdit

masker

  1. imperative of maskere

Norwegian NynorskEdit

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NounEdit

masker f

  1. indefinite plural of maske (Etymology 1)

masker m or f

  1. indefinite feminine plural of maske (Etymology 2)

SwedishEdit

NounEdit

masker

  1. indefinite plural of mask

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