mazer

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English maser, mazer, masere, from Anglo-Norman mazer, Old French mazre (a kind of maple wood), in turn from Proto-Germanic *masuraz, cognate with Old High German masar (German Maser (spot)), Icelandic mösurr (maple).

It has been suggested that the English word might instead come from Old English *mæser, *maser (suggested by a putative derivative mæseren), but the evidence for this is slight and disputed.[1]

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Noun[edit]

mazer (countable and uncountable, plural mazers)

  1. (obsolete) The maple tree, or maple wood.
  2. (archaic or historical) A large drinking bowl made from such wood; a mazer bowl.
    • 1885, Sir Richard Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, Night 16:
      Presently he rose up and set before each young man some meat in a charger and drink in a large mazer, treating me in like manner; and after that they sat questioning me concerning my adventures and what had betided me

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "mazer, n.1.", Oxford English Dictionary Online, 3rd edn (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001).

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Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

mazer

  1. Alternative form of maser

Old French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Frankish *masur (maple).

Noun[edit]

mazer m (oblique plural mazers, nominative singular mazers, nominative plural mazer)

  1. maple
  2. large drinking bowl made maple; mazer bowl

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