plural -es
: a large knife used by the early Saxons and Franks as a weapon or hunting knife

Word History


Late Latin scramasaxus, from (assumed) Old Frankish skramasax, from skrama- (akin to Middle High German schram gash) + sax knife (akin to Old English seax knife, short sword)

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“Scramasax.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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