scimitar

or scim·i·ter, sim·i·tar

[ sim-i-ter ]
/ ˈsɪm ɪ tər /

noun

a curved, single-edged sword of Asian, especially Eastern origin.

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Origin of scimitar

1540–50; <Italian scimitarra, ultimately <Persian

OTHER WORDS FROM scimitar

scim·i·tared, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for scimitar

scimitar

rarely simitar

/ (ˈsɪmɪtə) /

noun

an oriental sword with a curved blade broadening towards the point

Word Origin for scimitar

C16: from Old Italian scimitarra, probably from Persian shimshīr, of obscure origin
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