Origin of mazerMiddle English maser ; from Old French masere, maple wood ; from Germanic as in Old High German masar, gnarled growth on oaks, Old Norse mösurr, maple, akin to Old High German māsa, a spot
Origin of mazerMiddle English, from Old French masere, kind of wood, maple burl, of Germanic origin.
14th-century Flemish covered mazer
- (archaic or historical) A large drinking bowl made from such wood; a mazer bowl.
From Middle English mazer, maser, from Old English *mÃ¦ser, *maser (suggested by derivative mÃ¦seren), from Proto-Germanic *masuraz, cognate with Old High German masar (German Maser (â€œspotâ€)), Icelandic mÃ¶surr (â€œmapleâ€). Reinforced in Middle English by Anglo-Norman mazer, Old French mazre (â€œa kind of maple woodâ€), from the same Germanic source.