(intransitive) To commit an unintentional error; to do or think something wrong.
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Origin of Mistake
From Middle English mistaken to misunderstand from Old Norse mistaka to take in error mis- wrongly mei-1 in Indo-European roots taka to take
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Middle English, from Old Norse mistaka (“to take in error, to miscarry")
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