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guerdon

[ gur-dn ]
/ ˈgɜr dn /
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noun
a reward, recompense, or requital.
verb (used with object)
to give a guerdon to; reward.
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Origin of guerdon

1325–75; Middle English <Old French, variant of werdoun<Medieval Latin widerdonum, alteration (probably by association with Latin dōnum gift) of Old High German widarlōn, equivalent to widar again, back + lōn reward; cognate with Old English witherlēan

OTHER WORDS FROM guerdon

guer·don·er, nounguer·don·less, adjectiveun·guer·doned, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for guerdon

guerdon
/ (ˈɡɜːdən) poetic /

noun
a reward or payment
verb
(tr) to give a guerdon to

Derived forms of guerdon

guerdoner, noun

Word Origin for guerdon

C14: from Old French gueredon, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German widarlōn, Old English witherlēan; final element influenced by Latin dōnum gift
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