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Definition of Sword


  1. An offensive weapon, having a long and usually sharp/pointed blade with a cutting edge or edges. It is the general term, including the small sword, rapier, saber, scimiter, and many other varieties.
  2. Hence, the emblem of judicial vengeance or punishment, or of authority and power.
  3. Destruction by the sword, or in battle; war; dissension.
  4. The military power of a country.
  5. One of the end bars by which the lay of a hand loom is suspended.

Sword Quotations

Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon. which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Israel was not created in order to disappear - Israel will endure and flourish. It is the child of hope and the home of the brave. It can neither be broken by adversity nor demoralized by success. It carries the shield of democracy and it honors the sword of freedom.
John F. Kennedy

There is, hidden or flaunted, a sword between the sexes till an entire marriage reconciles them.
C. S. Lewis

Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.

When love beckons to you, follow him, Though his ways are hard and steep. And when his wings enfold you yield to him, Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you.
Khalil Gibran
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Sword Translations

sword in Dutch is slagzwaard
sword in German is Schwert
sword in Hungarian is kard
sword in Italian is acciaio
sword in Latin is ferrum, gladius
sword in Portuguese is espada
sword in Spanish is espada

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