macer

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman macer, from mace (mace).

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Noun[edit]

macer (plural macers)

  1. A mace bearer; specifically, an officer of a court in Scotland. [from 14th c.]
    • c. 1385, William Langland, Piers Plowman, III:
      Meires and maceres · that menes ben bitwene / Þe kynge and þe comune.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *mh₂ḱros. Cognate with Ancient Greek μακρός (makrós), Old English mæġer.

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Adjective[edit]

macer m (feminine macra, neuter macrum); first/second declension

  1. (of living things) lean, meager
  2. (of inanimate things) thin, poor

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension, masculine nominative singular in -er.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative macer macra macrum macrī macrae macra
genitive macrī macrae macrī macrōrum macrārum macrōrum
dative macrō macrae macrō macrīs macrīs macrīs
accusative macrum macram macrum macrōs macrās macra
ablative macrō macrā macrō macrīs macrīs macrīs
vocative macer macra macrum macrī macrae macra

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References[edit]

  • macer” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.