Asser(redirected from Asserius Menevensis)
Asser (ăsˈər), d. 909, Welsh clergyman, monk of St. David's Abbey, Pembrokeshire. He went c.884 to the court of King Alfred, helped Alfred learn Latin, and later was made a bishop. He is remembered for his biography of Alfred to 893, apparently modeled on that of Charlemagne by Einhard. He combined a translation of some text of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle with his original observations on Alfred's life.
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asserIn ancient carpentry:
1. The ribs or brackets of an arched ceiling.
2. The purlins or rafters of a roof.
3. A beam or joist.
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