- a large metal drinking bowl or cup, formerly of wood.
Origin of mazer
1150–1200; Middle English: kind of wood (probably maple), Old English mæser- (in adj. mæseren, equivalent to mæser maple + -en -en2); cognate with Old Norse mǫsurr maple, Middle High German maser maple, drinking cup
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for mazer
That the original word, mazer, should have been retained, is not to be wondered at.
Therewith he poured forth into the mazer, and handed it to Birdalone, and lo!The Water of the Wondrous Isles
It is known that when the mazer bowl was made of silver, the old name was retained.
Mazer, a large drinking bowl (Skeat); trees seems to mean merely wood.The Grey Friars in Oxford
Andrew G. Little
Meantime Alan, one may believe, had consigned the mazer to a safe place, and joined in the congratulations of Johanne's friends.London
mazard or mazzard (ˈmæzəd)
- obsolete a large hardwood drinking bowl
C12: from Old French masere, of Germanic origin; compare Old Norse mösurr maple