Gladius

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Gladius (Zoöl) The internal shell, or pen, of cephalopods like the squids.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gladius The pen, calamary, sepiost, or cuttlebone of the squid; the horny endoskeleton of a cuttlefish. See cut under calamary.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Gladius the cuttle-bone or pen of a cuttle-fish
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., a sword
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L., a swordsman—gladius, a sword.

Usage

In literature:

Pilum longum est tuum, sed gladius est meus.
"Latin for Beginners" by Benjamin Leonard D'Ooge
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In news:

Power and weight are in the same ballpark, as is price: just $6399 for Kawasaki's ER-6n and $6899 for Suzuki's Gladius .
Econo Bike Shootout Suzuki Gladius.
Sword, and Latin gladius: sword), also known as broadbill in some countries, are large, highly migratory, predatory fish characterized by a long, flat bill.
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