Maires and Maceris that meanes be betwene
¶ Moaires and maceres · that menes ben bitwene
meryres & macesG.4.77: The G form maces may result from the omission of the abbreviation for er (cf. the majority B reading maceres), but note that mace can mean "a mace-bearer," see OED macen.2 2.b., where the earliest recorded example is in 1525. that meynes be betwene
¶ Meires & maystresO.3.77: OCr23C2 alone have maystres; most B manuscripts have Maceres. þat menes been bitwene
/ [¶] Meyȝres with here Macerys / þat meenys been be-twene.