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- n. A type of straight sword originating from the 1st-century Roman Empire. It was worn typically by calvary officers and is a long version of the left shaped gladius.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A spathe.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A broadsword, thin, pointed, and double-edged, such as was used by the Franks and kindred peoples.
- n. In botany, same as spathe.
From Latin spatha, from Ancient Greek σπάθη (spáthē, "any broad blade, of wood or metal") (Wiktionary)