gladius

[gley-dee-uh s]

Origin of gladius

Borrowed into English from Latin around 1510–20
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Examples from the Web for gladius

Historical Examples of gladius

  • I'll take that sword there—no scabbard—and two daggers, besides my gladius.

    Triplanetary

    Edward Elmer Smith

  • The European species, common in the Mediterranean, is the Xiphias gladius of naturalists.

    The Sailor's Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth