cinquedea

noun cin·que·dea \ˌchiŋkwə̇ˈdēə, -dāə\

Definition of cinquedea

plural

-s

  1. :  a heavy broad-bladed medieval dagger

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Origin and Etymology of cinquedea

Italian, from cinque five (from Latin quinque) + Italian dialect dea fingers; akin to Italian dita, plural of dito finger, from Latin digitus — more at five, toe


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