[Ansteorra] mazers

Jane Sitton 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
Pronunciation: 'mA-z&r
Function: noun
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
> someone
> > 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
> primarily
> 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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