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

Word History


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

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“Parazonium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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