See also: mācer

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English macer, from Anglo-Norman macer, from mace (mace).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

macer (plural macers)

  1. A mace bearer; specifically, an officer of a court in Scotland. [from 14th c.]
    • c. 1385, William Langland, Piers Plowman, III:
      Meires and maceres · that menes ben bitwene / Þe kynge and þe comune.

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *mh₂ḱros, from *meh₂ḱ- (to increase). Cognate with Ancient Greek μακρός (makrós), Old English mæġer.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

macer (feminine macra, neuter macrum, comparative macrior, superlative macrissimus); first/second-declension adjective (nominative masculine singular in -er)

  1. (of living things) lean, skinny, meager
  2. (of inanimate things) thin, poor

DeclensionEdit

First/second-declension adjective (nominative masculine singular in -er).

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative macer macra macrum macrī macrae macra
Genitive macrī macrae macrī macrōrum macrārum macrōrum
Dative macrō macrō macrīs
Accusative macrum macram macrum macrōs macrās macra
Ablative macrō macrā macrō macrīs
Vocative macer macra macrum macrī macrae macra

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Aromanian: macru
  • Catalan: magre
  • Dalmatian: muogro
  • English: meager, meagre
  • French: maigre
  • Friulian: magri
  • Galician: magro
  • Italian: magro

ReferencesEdit

  • macer in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • macer in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • macer in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • macer in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers

Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Anglo-Norman macer; equivalent to mace (mace) +‎ -er (agentive suffix).

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmaːsər/, /maːˈsɛːr/

NounEdit

macer (plural macers)

  1. A macer; a mace-bearer (official)
DescendantsEdit
ReferencesEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old English *maser.

NounEdit

macer

  1. Alternative form of maser