- a glovelike covering for the hand, with a thumb but no separately divided fingers
- mitt (sense )
Origin of mittenMiddle English mytten from Old French mitaine from mite (in same sense), probably origin, originally metaphorical use of mite, cat
Origin of mittenMiddle English mitaine from Old French ( from mite, mitten ) ( probably from mite term of endearment for a female cat (a mitten being so called in reference to the cat's soft fur) ) (French minet cat ) and Provençal mino female cat of imitative origin
From Middle English myten, mitaine, from Old French mitan, miton, mitaine (“mitten", literally “half-glove") (Modern French mitaine), from Frankish *mitamo, *mittamo (“half"), superlative of *mitti (“midpoint"), from Proto-Germanic *midjÃ´, *midjÄ… (“middle, center"), from Proto-Indo-European *medÊ°y- (“between, in the middle, center"). Cognate with Old High German mittamo, metemo (“half, in the middle"), Old Dutch medemest (“midmost"), Old English medeme (“middling, average, median", literally “midmost, in the middle"). More at mid, middle.