One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
To do physical or bodily harm to; to wound, hurt. Also refl. Now Scottish.
Middle English (in an earlier sense). Apparently from Old French meschever (transitive) to fail in, come to grief over (something), (intransitive) to be unfortunate, suffer misfortune, although the correspondence in senses is not exact, and the French word is apparently not found later than the early 14th cent.
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