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Parabellum

Syllabification: Par·a·bel·lum
Pronunciation: /ˌparəˈbeləm/

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Definition of Parabellum in English:

noun

A make of automatic pistol or machine gun.

Origin

early 20th century: from Latin para bellum, from para! 'prepare!' (imperative of parare) + bellum 'war'.

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