macer

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

macer (plural macers)

  1. A mace bearer; specifically, an officer of a court in Scotland. [from 14th c.]
    Synonym: mace-bearer

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

macer (plural macers)

  1. (slang) A cardsharp.
    • 1981, John E. Gardner, The Return of Moriarty (page 7)
      Indeed, Moran was a profession cheat, a sharper of more than ordinary dimensions — a macer, in criminal parlance. He had made card sharping a life's work — second only to shooting []

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Catalan[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

maça +‎ -er

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Noun[edit]

macer m (plural macers, feminine macera)

  1. mace-bearer

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *makros, from Proto-Indo-European *mh₂ḱrós, from *meh₂ḱ- (to increase). Cognate with Ancient Greek μακρός (makrós), Old English mæġer (though English meager is from the Latin via French).

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macer (feminine macra, neuter macrum, comparative macrior, superlative macerrimus); first/second-declension adjective (nominative masculine singular in -er)

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

Declension[edit]

First/second-declension adjective (nominative masculine 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 macrō macrīs
Accusative macrum macram macrum macrōs macrās macra
Ablative macrō macrā macrō macrīs
Vocative macer macra macrum macrī macrae macra

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Anglo-Norman macer; equivalent to mace (mace) +‎ -er (agentive suffix).

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmaːsər/, /maːˈsɛːr/

Noun[edit]

macer (plural macers)

  1. A macer; a mace-bearer (official)
    • c. 1385, William Langland, Piers Plowman, III:
      Meires and maceres · that menes ben bitwene / Þe kynge and þe comune.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English *maser.

Noun[edit]

macer

  1. Alternative form of maser