malchus

noun
mal·​chus | \ ˈmalkəs \
plural -es

Definition of malchus

: a short sword resembling an anlace

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History and Etymology for malchus

French, from Late Latin Malchus, high priest's servant whose ear St. Peter cut off with a sword (Jn 18: 10), from Greek Malchos

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“Malchus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/malchus. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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