glaive

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French gleve, from Latin gladius (sword)

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Noun[edit]

glaive (plural glaives)

  1. A weapon formerly used, consisting of a large blade fixed on the end of a pole, whose edge was on the outside curve.
    • 1786, Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page 52.:
      The Welch Glaive is a kind of bill, sometimes reckoned among the pole axes.
  2. A light lance with a long sharp-pointed head.
  3. (poetically or loosely) A sword.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French gleve, from Latin gladius (sword)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

glaive m (plural glaives)

  1. glaive (type of sword)

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin gladius (sword)

Noun[edit]

glaive m (oblique plural glaives, nominative singular glaives, nominative plural glaive)

  1. glaive (type of sword)
    • circa 1170, Wace, Le Roman de Rou:
      Son glaive i a li Dus lessié
      The Duke left his sword there.

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