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First attested in 1548.

From Middle French cimeterre (15c.) or directly from Italian scimitarra, possibly from an unknown Ottoman Turkish word, from Persian شمشیر (šamšir, sword), from Middle Persian šmšyl (šamšēr) / špšyl (šafšēr, sword).

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scimitar (plural scimitars)

  1. A sword of Persian origin that features a curved blade.
  2. A long-handled billhook.

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scimitar (third-person singular simple present scimitars, present participle scimitaring, simple past and past participle scimitared)

  1. (transitive) To strike or slice with, or as if with, a scimitar.

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