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gladius

[ gley-dee-uhs ]
/ ˈgleɪ di əs /
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noun, plural gla·di·i [gley-dee-ahy]. /ˈgleɪ diˌaɪ/.
a short sword used in ancient Rome by legionaries.
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Origin of gladius

Borrowed into English from Latin around 1510–20
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