One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A wooden vessel used for measuring liquids; a square wooden drinking vessel, frequently used as a measure of liquor. Also (Scottish): a similar vessel used for holding or measuring grain (rare).
Mid 16th century. From Irish meadar and Scottish Gaelic meadar wooden vessel or pail, wooden drinking vessel, churn from Early Irish metar, medar from classical Latin metrum vessel or other object used for measuring.
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