guerdon

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French guerdon, from Medieval Latin widerdonum, from West Germanic (whence Old English wiþerlēan), literally ‘again-payment’, with the second element assimilated to Latin donum (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.