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From Ancient Greek μάχαιρα (mákhaira).


machaera f (genitive machaerae); first declension

  1. sword (single edged, Arab or Persian)


First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative machaera machaerae
genitive machaerae machaerārum
dative machaerae machaerīs
accusative machaeram machaerās
ablative machaerā machaerīs
vocative machaera machaerae


  • machaera in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “machaera”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • machaera in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • machaera in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • machaera in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin