Origin of Amaze
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.
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
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