scimitar

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

First attested in 1548.

From Middle French cimeterre (15c.) or directly from Italian scimitarra, possibly from an unknown Ottoman Turkish word, from Persian شمشیر(šamšir, sword), from Middle Persian šmšyl (šamšēr) / špšyl (šafšēr, sword).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈsɪmɪtɑːɹ/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈsɪmɪtə(ɹ)/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪmɪtə(ɹ)

Noun[edit]

scimitar (plural scimitars)

  1. A sword of Persian origin that features a curved blade.
  2. A long-handled billhook.

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Verb[edit]

scimitar (third-person singular simple present scimitars, present participle scimitaring, simple past and past participle scimitared)

  1. (transitive) To strike or slice with, or as if with, a scimitar.

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