parazonium

noun

para·​zo·​ni·​um
ˌparəˈzōnēəm
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

Word History

Etymology

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 24 Apr. 2024.

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