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guerdon

[gur-dn] /ˈgɜr dn/
noun
1.
a reward, recompense, or requital.
verb (used with object)
2.
to give a guerdon to; reward.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English < Old French, variant of werdoun < Medieval Latin widerdonum, alteration (probably by association with Latin dōnum gift) of Old High German widarlōn, equivalent to widar again, back + lōn reward; cognate with Old English witherlēan
Related forms
guerdoner, noun
guerdonless, adjective
unguerdoned, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for guerdon

guerdon

/ˈɡɜːdən/
noun
1.
a reward or payment
verb
2.
(transitive) to give a guerdon to
Derived Forms
guerdoner, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Old French gueredon, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German widarlōn, Old English witherlēan; final element influenced by Latin dōnum gift
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Word Origin and History for guerdon
guerdon
"reward, recompense" (now only poetic), mid-14c., from O.Fr. guerdon, from M.L. widerdonum, from O.H.G. widarlon; c.f. O.E. wiðerlean, from wiðer "again" (see with) + lean "payment." Form influenced in M.L. by L. donum "gift."
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