spatha

noun
\ ˈspathə, -päthə \
plural spathae\ -​ˌthē , -​ˌthī \

Definition of spatha

1 : a broadsword with blunt point used by the ancient Greeks and Romans
2 : a long heavy sword used by Britons, Saxons, and Normans

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History and Etymology for spatha

Latin, from Greek spathē blade

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“Spatha.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spatha. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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