macer

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See also: mācer

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English macer, 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, from *meh₂ḱ- (to increase). Cognate with Ancient Greek μακρός (makrós), Old English mæġer.

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Adjective[edit]

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

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

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension, 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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References[edit]

  • macer in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • macer in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • macer in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • macer in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers

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)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English *maser.

Noun[edit]

macer

  1. Alternative form of maser