; cf. OE. masen
to confuse, puzzle, Norweg. masast
to fall into a slumber, masa
to be continually busy, prate, chatter, Icel. masa
to chatter, dial. Sw. masa
to bask, be slow, work slowly and lazily, mas
- A wild fancy; a confused notion. Obs.
- Confusion of thought; perplexity; uncertainty; state of bewilderment.
- A confusing and baffling network, as of paths or passages; an intricacy; a labyrinth. "Quaint mazes on the wanton green."
Or down the tempting maze of Shawford brook.
The ways of Heaven are dark and intricate,
Puzzled with mazes, and perplexed with error.
Syn. -- Labyrinth; intricacy. See Labyrinth.