parazonium

noun para·zo·ni·um \ ˌparəˈzōnēəm \

Definition of parazonium

plural parazonia \-ēə\
1 :a small sword or dagger of the ancient Greeks short enough to be worn in the girdle
2 :a short dagger of medieval times

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Origin and Etymology of parazonium

Latin, from Greek parazōnion, from para- 1para- + -zōnion (from zōnē belt, girdle)


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