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A sword, especially a broadsword.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin gladius; see gladiator.]
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(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) an archaic word for sword
[C13: from Old French: javelin, from Latin gladius sword]
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a sword or broadsword.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Old French glaive, glai < Latin gladius sword]
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