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guerdon Line breaks: guer|don
Pronunciation: /ˈɡəːd(ə)n/
chiefly archaic

Definition of guerdon in English:


A reward or recompense.
Example sentences
  • Rather he returns us to the experience of reading, ‘knowing coldly a need for guerdons, guardians.’
  • The second half is taken up by the literary contest between the robust but somewhat archaic Aeschylus and the more modern but slightly too glib Euripides for the guerdon of resuming life and reluming Athenian patriotic fervor.


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Give a reward to (someone).


Late Middle English: from Old French, from medieval Latin widerdonum, alteration (by association with Latin donum 'gift') of a West Germanic compound represented by Old High German widarlōn 'repayment'.

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