poniard

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French poignard, from poing ‎(fist), from Old French, from Latin pūgnus ‎(fist), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *peuk-.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

poniard ‎(plural poniards)

  1. (now chiefly historical) A dagger typically having a slender square or triangular blade.

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Verb[edit]

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

  1. To stab with a poniard.

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References[edit]

  • poniard” in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
  • poniard” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  • "poniard" in WordNet 2.0, Princeton University, 2003.