mace M

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mateola > *ma(t)tea > mace / mache

THIS NAME DERIVES FROM THE ANGLO-NORMAN TERM “MACE, MACHE”, USED FOR A CEREMONIAL FORM OF A WEAPON”. IN TURN THIS NAME DERIVES FROM A VULGAR LATIN “*MA(T)TEA”, FROM LATIN “MATEOLA”, MEANING “A KIND OF MALLET (HAMMER)”, A TYPE OF WEAPON, A TYPE OF MACE OR MALLET.

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