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gisarme

[gi-zahrm] /gɪˈzɑrm/
noun
1.

guisarme

or gisarme

[gi-zahrm] /gɪˈzɑrm/
noun
1.
a shafted weapon having as a head a curved, double-edged blade with a beak at the back.
Origin of guisarme
1200-1250
1200-50; Middle English < Old French g(u)isarme, gisarne, probably of Germanic orig.; compare Old High German getīsarn, literally, weeding iron, equivalent to get(an) to weed (German jäten) + īsarn iron
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gisarme

/ɡɪˈzɑːm/
noun
1.
a long-shafted battle-axe with a sharp point on the back of the axe head
Word Origin
C13: from Old French guisarme, probably from Old High German getīsarn weeding tool, from getan to weed + īsarniron
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