guerdon

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English guerdon, guerdoun, gardone, from Old French guerdon, guerredon, guarredon, werdon, from Medieval Latin widerdōnum, alteration of widerlōnum, from West Germanic (whence Old High German widarlōn, Old English wiþerlēan), literally ‘back-payment’, with the second element assimilated to Latin dōnum (gift).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɡəː.dən/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɡɝ.dən/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: guer‧don

Noun[edit]

guerdon (plural guerdons)

  1. (now literary) A reward, prize or recompense for a service; an accolade.

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Verb[edit]

guerdon (third-person singular simple present guerdons, present participle guerdoning, simple past and past participle guerdoned)

  1. (transitive) To give such a reward to.

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Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

guerdon m (oblique plural guerdons, nominative singular guerdons, nominative plural guerdon)

  1. Alternative form of guerredon.