parazonium

noun
para·​zo·​ni·​um | \ ˌparəˈzōnēəm \
plural parazonia\ -​ēə \

Definition of parazonium

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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History and Etymology for parazonium

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

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“Parazonium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parazonium. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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