And they sat before him, the firstborn according to his birthright, and the youngest according to his youth: and the men marvelled one at another. And he took and sent MESSES unto them from before him: but Benjamin's MESS was five times so much as any of theirs. And they drank, and were merry with him. ( Genesis 43:33-34 )
Bibliography Information"Entry for 'Mess'". A King James Dictionary.