glaive

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glaive

 (glāv)
n. Archaic
A sword, especially a broadsword.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin gladius; see gladiator.]

glaive

(ɡleɪv)
n
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) an archaic word for sword
[C13: from Old French: javelin, from Latin gladius sword]
glaived adj

glaive

(gleɪv)

n. Archaic.
a sword or broadsword.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Old French glaive, glai < Latin gladius sword]
glaived, adj.
Translations
FauchardGläfeGlefeGleveLanze
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But those two men were hundred-armed giants, the swords flew about in their hands like the burning glaive of the archangel.
He is fitter to do the juggling tricks of the Norman chivalry than to maintain the fame and honour of his English ancestry with the glaive and brown-bill, the good old weapons of his country.
Strike at the noble and the priest shrieks, strike at priest and the noble lays his hand upon glaive.
Wielding their king's magic, Nyx Ulric and his fellow glaives stand before the crown city of Insomnia, fighting to slay the inexorable advance of Niflheim's imperial army.
Les esclaves brandirent les glaives Leur cri de guerre dechira l'azur Ils se dechainerent Superbes, temeraires Raz de maree en colere Poussiere, chars, fer Feu, apocalypse, enfer Les chevaux hennirent Les tetes tomberent Les piliers de Rome tremblerent Le sang gicla et coula des arteres Pur, brulant, pourpre Il traca une riviere La riviere abreuva la terre Les coquelicots de la vie pousserent Les oiseaux de la liberte chanterent Les gladiateurs perirent majestueux et fiers Pour la premiere fois Ils tomberent la tete haute Ils moururent debout Comme des arbres Comme des lions Comme des hommes
Cet evenement est une bonne occasion pour le public de decouvrir des armes en cuivre et en fer telles que des sabres, des glaives et meme des armes a feu ainsi que des armures et statuettes de guerriers de l'Antiquite et de l'epoque ottomane.
The Rosy Scar While Night's dark horses waited for the wind, He stood--he shone--where Sunset's fiery glaives Flickered behind the clouds; then o'er the waves He came to us the remnant sorrow thinned.
Enthusiast and independent scholar Waldman describes the development of hafted weapons from their rather crude forbears to the growth of halberds, a favorite of the Swiss but used elsewhere extensively as well, to their refinements in the forms of glaives, bills, partizans, weapons identified as Morgensterns, the ahlspiesse various forms of fighting axes, the vouge, the military scyth, and other staff-type weapons.
Or quand Paris avoit sa muraille assiegee, Et que la guerre estoit en ses fauxbours logee, Et que les morions & les glaives tranchans Reluisoient en la ville & reluisoient aux champs: Je m'enferme troys jours renfrongne de depit, Et prenant le papier & l'encre de colere, De ce temps malheureux j'escrivi la misere (1075-84) (13)
Notre reve est de porter haut l'etendard du rap camerounais, de faire du rap [beaucoup moins que]engage[beaucoup plus grand que] et de faire de nos mots et vers des glaives et des armes au service de l'humanite et de la condition humaine afin de susciter un changement.
She berates them for their internecine actions, describing them as the utter perversion of a body politic: "assembled in shameful battle, one against the other, father against son, brother against brother, relative against relative, with fatal swords, dripping in blood" (assemblee en honteuse bataille, l'un contre I'autre, pere contre filz, frere contre frere, parens contre autres, a glaives mortelz, couvrans de sang, Kennedy 180).