mizmaze

MIZMAZE [aka MIZ-MAZE or MIZ MAZE]

[noun]

1. a labyrinth.

2. a state of confusion or bewilderment.

Etymology: reduplication and alteration of maze, from Middle English mase, from an aphetic varient of Middle English masen, “to perplex, bewilder”; or perhaps from Old English *mæs, “delusion, bewilderment”; akin to Old English āmasian, “to perplex, confound”, Icelandic masa, “to chatter”.