NABOKV-L post 0002223, Sun, 6 Jul 1997 11:08:41 -0700

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Re: Cerevis in KQK (fwd)
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EDITOR's NOTE. NABOKV-L thanks Ulrike Golschweer
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From: Ulrike Goldschweer <goldsub3@mailhost.rz.ruhr-uni-bochum.de>

Actually, Wahrigs Deutsches Wörterbuch has

Zerevis = "small cap without visor, worn by members of a students'
association" ("kleine schirmlose Mütze der Verbindungsstudenten"),
i.e. of the kind of students described in D.B.Johnson's answer.
The word is indeed linked etymologically with the "beer"-term.

Ulrike Goldschweer
Bochum/Germany