A sight that amazes.
An example of the word amaze is when a man proposes to a woman unexpectedly.
Origin of amaze
- From Middle English masen to bewilder, and from amased bewildered (from Old English āmasod) both from Old English āmasian to bewilder ā- intensive pref. masian to confuse
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English amasen (“to bewilder, perplex”), from Old English āmasian (“to confuse, astonish”), from ā- (perfective prefix) + *masian (“to confound”) from *mæs (“delusion, bewilderment”), from Proto-Germanic *mas-, *masōną (“to confound, be weary, dream”), from Proto-Indo-European *mā- (“to stupefy”). Akin to Old Norse masa (“to struggle, be confused”), Ancient Greek μάτη (mátē, “folly”), μέμαα (mémaa, “I was eager”). More at automatic.