verb (used with object)
Origin of guerdon
Examples from the Web for guerdon
These ducats look like the guerdon of weightier information than you have brought me.
Thus expeditiously could religious conversion be effected when an earthly crown was its guerdon.History of the United Netherlands, 1590-1599, Vol. III. Complete|John Lothrop Motley
Had Faustina been the guerdon, I doubt whether my constancy could have endured!Northern Spain|Edgar T. A. Wigram
No guerdon for past deeds of worth sought that young noble heart, She, who might all rewards have claimed, asked only to depart.The Poetical Works of Mrs. Leprohon (Mrs. R.E. Mullins)|Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon
Clear certitude as to sovereign realities is the guerdon of the guests of God.The Expositor's Bible: The Psalms, Vol. 1|A. Maclaren
British Dictionary definitions for guerdon
Word Origin for guerdon
Word Origin and History for guerdon
"reward, recompense" (now only poetic), late 14c., from Old French guerdon, guerredon "reward, recompense, payment," from Medieval Latin widerdonum, from Old High German widarlon "recompense;" cf. Old English wiðerlean "requital, compensation," from wiðer "again" (see with) + lean "payment." Form influenced in Medieval Latin by Latin donum "gift." Cf. Spanish galardon, Italian guiderone.