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  • noun A kind of spear or lance formerly in use.

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  • noun Anglo-Saxon A kind of spear or lance formerly in use.

Etymologies

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From Old English ætgār ("a short spear, dart, javelin, a kind of dart or other weapon to cast at the enemy"), equivalent to at- +‎ gar (“spear”). Cognate with Old Frisian etgēr, Old High German azgēr, azigēr, Icelandic atgeirr ("spear").

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