scimitar
Pronunciation
  • (America) IPA: /ˈsɪmɪtɑːɹ/
  • (British) IPA: /ˈsɪmɪtə(ɹ)/
Noun

scimitar (plural scimitars)

  1. A sword of Persian origin that features a curved blade.
    • c. 1596-97, William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, Act II scene i:
      smallcaps The Prince of Morocco:
      […] By this scimitar,
      That slew the Sophy and a Persian prince
      That won three fields of Sultan Solyman,
      I would outstare the sternest eyes that look,
      Outbrave the heart most daring on earth,
      Pluck the young sucking cubs from the she-bear,
      Yea, mock the lion when he roars for prey,
      To win thee, lady. […]
  2. A long-handled billhook.
Translations Verb

scimitar (scimitars, present participle scimitaring; past and past participle scimitared)

  1. (transitive) To strike or slice with, or as if with, a scimitar.



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