lymadelina at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 1 14:52:42 PDT 2002
It could be that it took that meaning from mead makers
using that particular utensil. I have heard the term
before, and I confess, I have never bothered to check
the dictionary. Here is what I found from the online
One entry found for mazer.
Main Entry: ma·zer
Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French mazere,
of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German masar
gnarled excrescence on a tree
Date: 14th century
: a large drinking bowl originally of a hard wood
Can anyone else unlighten us further?
Ly Madelina de Lindesaya
--- "Harris Mark.S-rsve60"
<Mark.s.Harris at motorola.com> wrote:
> > Damon Huse wrote:
> > > I know that I don't know everything about
> brewing and such
> > but what is a mazer?
> > >
> > > Phelippe
> > I assumed from the context that I read it that its
> > who makes mead. At least that was the meaning I
> wanted to
> > convey. I could be mistaken. It HAS been known
> to happen :^>
> > Damaris
> It is an wooden drinking bowl. I believe they may be
> an early period item. See this file in the
> section of the Florilegium:
> mazers-msg (10K) 12/ 3/01 Medieval
> drinking bowls originally of wood.
> THLord Stefan li Rous
> stefan at texas.net
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