Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A short, straight dagger, peculiar to the Medes and Persians.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Anc. Hist.) A short sword or saber.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun historical, ancient history A short sword or saber.

Etymologies

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Latin, from Ancient Greek.

Examples

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  • Name of an ancient dagger or short sword, for the Wordniks who like to list weaponry terms.

    November 22, 2010