Türkische aussprache mäsk
Etymologie [ 'mask ] (noun.) 1534. From Middle French masque, from Italian maschera 'mask, disguise', from Medieval Latin masca, mascha, mascus 'mask, nightmare, ghost', of uncertain origin. Replaced Old English grīma "mask". Medieval Latin masca, mascha, mascus may represent the merger of two or more words: one related to Old French mascurer 'to blacken, cover the face' (compare Occitan mascarar, Catalan mascarar), a conflation of a Germanic source (from assumed Frankish *maska, *maskra) represented by Old English mæscre 'mesh; discoloration, spot', Old English masc 'net, mesh netting', Old High German māsca 'mesh, ties', all from Proto-Germanic *maskō-, *maskwēn, *maskrō(n) (“mesh”) from Proto-Indo-European *mezgʷ- (“to knit, twist”), from the practice of wearing mesh netting over the face as a mask to filter air, keeping soot and dust particles from entering the lungs (compare surgical mask, gas mask, etc.), and a stem *maska, *mask- 'black' believed to be of Pre-Indo-European origin giving rise to words meaning 'witch, wizard, sorcerer' (compare Old Provençal masco 'witch', Occitan masca 'witch', French masque 'brothel-keeper, witch'); and another perhaps from Arabic مسخرة (maskhara(t)) “buffoon, fool, pleasantry, anything ridiculous” سخرة (sakhira) “to ridicule, to laugh at”. * Derived from the -r- form: Italian maschera, Spanish and Portuguese máscara, Dutch masker, English masquerade.
* Derived from the form lacking -r-: German Maske and Swedish mask.Friedrich Kluge, “Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache” , 22. Auflage, 1989, bearbeitet von Elmar Seebold, ISBN 3-11-006800-1