√MASAG root. “*sticky”
The root ᴹ√MASAG “knead, make soft by rubbing, kneading” appeared in The Etymologies of the 1930s with derivatives like ᴹQ. maksa/N. moe “soft, pliant” and ᴹQ. makse/N. moeas “dough” (Ety/MASAG). It reappeared in the Outline of Phonology from the early 1950s as unglossed √MASAG with derivatives like ✶mazgō “sticky substance” > Q. maxo “mire”, S. madha “mud” (PE19/101). It thus probably had a similar meaning as the one it had in the 1930s, perhaps “*sticky”.
Reference ✧ PE19/101
ᴹ√MASAG root. “knead, make soft by rubbing, kneading”
References ✧ Ety/MASAG; EtyAC/MASAG