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 *mæser, *maser (suggested by derivative mæseren), from Proto-Germanic *masuraz, cognate with Old High German masar (German Maser (“spot”)), Icelandic mösurr (“maple”). Reinforced in Middle English by Anglo-Norman mazer, Old French mazre (“a kind of maple wood”), from the same Germanic source.