poniard

[ pon-yerd ]
/ ˈpɒn yərd /

noun

a small, slender dagger.

verb (used with object)

to stab with a poniard.

Origin of poniard

1580–90; < French poignard, derivative of poing fist < Latin pugnus; see -ard
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poniard
/ (ˈpɒnjəd) /

noun

a small dagger with a slender blade

verb

(tr) to stab with a poniard

Word Origin for poniard

C16: from Old French poignard dagger, from poing fist, from Latin pugnus; related to Latin pugnāre to fight
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