spatha

noun \ˈspathə, -päthə\

Definition of spatha

plural

spathae

\-ˌthē, -ˌthī\
  1. 1 :  a broadsword with blunt point used by the ancient Greeks and Romans

  2. 2 :  a long heavy sword used by Britons, Saxons, and Normans

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Origin and Etymology of spatha

Latin, from Greek spathē blade — more at spade


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