glaive

[ gleyv ]
/ gleɪv /

noun Archaic.

a sword or broadsword.

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Origin of glaive

First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English, from Old French glaive, glai, from Latin gladius “sword”

OTHER WORDS FROM glaive

glaived, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for glaive

glaive
/ (ɡleɪv) /

noun

an archaic word for sword

Derived forms of glaive

glaived, adjective

Word Origin for glaive

C13: from Old French: javelin, from Latin gladius sword
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