poniard

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French poignard, from poing (fist), from Old French, from Latin pūgnus (fist), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *pewǵ-.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpɒnjəd/, /ˈpɒnjɑːd/

Noun[edit]

poniard (plural poniards)

  1. (now chiefly historical) A dagger typically having a slender square or triangular blade. [from 16th c.]

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poniard (third-person singular simple present poniards, present participle poniarding, simple past and past participle poniarded)

  1. To stab with a poniard.
    • 1764, Horace Walpole, The Castle of Otranto, I:
      Manfred […] would have poignarded the peasant in their arms.

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