simitar

[ sim-i-ter ]
/ ˈsɪm ɪ tər /

noun

Definition for simitar (2 of 2)

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.

Origin of scimitar

1540–50; < Italian scimitarra, ultimately < Persian

Related forms

scim·i·tared, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for simitar (1 of 2)

simitar

/ (ˈsɪmɪtə) /

noun

a rare spelling of scimitar

British Dictionary definitions for simitar (2 of 2)

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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