Lexeme – Details – sparth

Lexeme

Transcription
sparth
Script
IPA
Meaning
long-handled broad-bladed battle-axe, used especially by the Irish down to the 16th century
Meaning Note
Grammatical Data
Note
"Of obscure origin, perhaps related to OHG partâ (MHG barte), OS barda (MLG barde) of the same meaning" (OED).

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Sources

Source
Simpson, J., & Weiner, E. S. 1989. Oxford English dictionary. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
[OED]
Source
Robert Farren, PIE culture words collection, 2017
[Farren (2017)]
Location
AHR49

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