• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Dapifer One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dapifer A court official corresponding to the steward of an ordinary household. Sometimes called discthegn.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., daps, a feast + ferre, to bear


In literature:

But in a medieval vocabulary we find "setter of mes, dapifer," which would make it the same as Sewer (Chapter XV).
"The Romance of Names" by Ernest Weekley
William de Pirou signs as 'dapifer' in a charter of Hen.
"The Chronicle of the Norman Conquest" by Master Wace