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glaive

[gleyv] /gleɪv/
noun, Archaic.
1.
a sword or broadsword.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English < Old French glaive, glai < Latin gladius sword
Related forms
glaived, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for glaived

glaive

/ɡleɪv/
noun
1.
an archaic word for sword
Derived Forms
glaived, adjective
Word Origin
C13: from Old French: javelin, from Latin gladius sword
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Word Origin and History for glaived

glaive

v.

late 13c., used in Middle English of various weapons, from Old French glaive "lance, spear, sword," also figuratively used for "violent death" (12c.), from Latin gladius "sword" (see gladiator); influenced by clava "knotty branch, cudgel, club," related to clavus "nail."

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