Origin of mazerMiddle English maser from Old French masere, maple wood from Gmc, as in Old High German masar, gnarled growth on oaks, Old Norse mösurr, maple, akin to Old High German m?sa, 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 (“spot")), Icelandic mÃ¶surr (“maple"). Reinforced in Middle English by Anglo-Norman mazer, Old French mazre (“a kind of maple wood"), from the same Germanic source.