machacre

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Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French macacre, macecle (slaughterhouse, butchery), from Medieval Latin mazacrium (massacre, slaughter, killing; the head of a newly killed stag), from Middle Low German *matskelen (to massacre), frequentative of matsken, matzgen (to cut, hew), from Proto-Germanic *maitaną (to cut), from Proto-Indo-European *mei- (small).

Noun[edit]

machacre m (plural machacres)

  1. (Jersey) massacre

Derived terms[edit]