mid-15c., frequentative of M.E. myngen "to mix," from O.E. mengan (related to second element in among), from P.Gmc. *mangijanan (cf. O.S. mengian, O.N. menga, O.Fris. mendza, Ger. mengen), from PIE *menq- "to knead, mix" (see mix). The formation may
have been suggested by cognate M.Du. mengelen. Related: Mingled; mingling.