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sword
British English: /sɔːd/
American English: /sɔrd/

Translation of sword in French:

noun

  • to put somebody to the sword
    passer quelqu'un au fil de l'épée
    to put up one's sword
    remettre l'épée au fourreau
    before n (blade, hilt)
    d'épée

Idioms

to be a double-edged ou two-edged sword

être une arme à double tranchant

he who lives by the sword will die by the sword

qui se sert de l'épée périra par l'épée

to cross swords with somebody

croiser le fer avec quelqu'un

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