cinquedea [ching-kwi-dee-uh, -dey-uh] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun an Italian short sword of the late 15th and early 16th centuries having a broad, tapering blade, often richly ornamented.

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  • Origin of cinquedea 1895–1900; Italian, equivalent to cinque five (≪ Latin quīnque) + dea (dial.) fingers, akin to dito finger (Latin digitus; see digit) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for cinquedea Historical Examples of cinquedea

  • The Anelace and Cinquedea are broad-bladed short weapons used for stabbing only.

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