When and where from did the meaning of mål as finish or goal appear?
I am beginning to wonder if all the different meanings of mål all have the same origin.
I mean, in German we don't have anything like this word in the sense of, matter, measure, target, affair.
But we have "Mahl", "Mahlzeit" which are the equivalents of "meal" in English and "måltid" in Danish.
Could it be that it is only coincidence that two or more different words of different origins ended up sounding the same?