Stover, Justin A. 2011. “The Origin, Meaning, and Development of the Latin Verb Matizare.” Archivum latinitatis medii aevi 69.
Abstract:Behind the modern Spanish words matiz and matizar, and their cognates in Portuguese and Catalan, lies a curious Medieval Latin verb, matizare. Using new manuscript evidence, the paper critiques the currently accepted etymology of this word, from Gr. lammatizein, and proposes instead a derivation from L. haematites, while offering a new model for the word's semantic development from the twelfth through the fourteenth centuries.
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