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

Translation of sword in Spanish:


  • by fire and the sword to turn swords into ploughshares (Bible)
    forjar de las espadas azadones
    a double-edged sword
    un arma de doble filo or dos filos
    sword of Damocles
    espada de Damocles
    to cross swords with somebody
    pelearse or reñir con alguien
    habérselas con alguien
    to put somebody to the sword [formal]
    pasar a alguien a cuchillo
    the whole village was put to the sword
    pasaron a cuchillo a todo el pueblo
    they that live by the sword shall die by the sword
    quien a hierro mata, a hierro muere
    sword maker
    espadero (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • She grasped the hilt of her sword and thrust it at the stones, wedged it between the planks on the door.
    • Other lethal weapons such as swords, bayonets, crossbows and knives have also been surrendered.
    • The light played off the steel blades of swords, daggers and the occasional axe.

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