One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Expressing approval, encouragement, or good will: ‘all praise to you!’, ‘well done!’, ‘bravo!’; ‘good luck!’.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in Gabriel Harvey (c1552–1631), scholar and writer. From classical Latin macte, vocative of mactus honoured, extolled (used, frequently in fixed phrases, with estō may you be, either expressed or implicit), probably the past participle of an unrecorded verb * magere, cognate with magnus great.
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