guisarme

or gi·sarme

[ gi-zahrm ]
/ gɪˈzɑrm /

noun

a shafted weapon having as a head a curved, double-edged blade with a beak at the back.

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Origin of guisarme

First recorded in1200–50; Middle English, from Old French g(u)isarme, gisarne, possibly of Germanic origin; compare Old High German getīsarn, literally, “weeding iron,” equivalent to get(an) “to weed” (German jäten ) + īsarn “iron”; see iron

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