Latin, meaning: sword.
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The iron sword (gladius) was a short double-edged weapon designed to be used with one hand for sharp thrusting in close combat. In the early 1st century AD these weapons, around 50 cm (20 inches) or a little longer in length, had tapering points derived from Spanish models, but by the latter part of the century a shorter point had replaced this, wi
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General term for sword, NOT necessarily a shortsword.
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; plural Gladii
. [ Latin , a sword.] (Zoology)
The internal shell, or pen, of cephalopods like the squids.
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Origin: L, a sword. ... <zoology> The internal shell, or pen, of cephalopods like the squids. ... Source: Websters Dictionary ... (01 Mar 1998) ...
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• (n.) The internal shell, or pen, of cephalopods like the squids.
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(from the article `military technology`) ...to be relatively short, at first because they were made of bronze and later because they were rarely called upon to penetrate iron armour. The ... ...as a team. Hellenistic heavy infantry relied on the pike almost exclusively; the legion, by contrast, possessed both shock and firepowerth...
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