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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Four in the old counting system of Northern England. The variant methera was used in Weardale and Borrowdale.
  • n. A communal drinking vessel used in Gaelic times for drinking mead. It had squared sides and one drank from a corner. Also, a trophy in this shape.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A drinking-vessel formerly in use, especially intended for drinking mead or metheglin.

Etymologies

From Celtic numerals. (Wiktionary)
Related to mead, metheglin (Wiktionary)

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