simple past tense and past participle of poniard

Source: Wiktionary


Pon"iard, n. Etym: [F. poignard (cf. It. pugnale, Sp. puñal), fr. L. pugio, -onis; probably akin to pugnus fist, or fr. pugnus fist, as held in the fist. See Pugnacious.]

Definition: A kind of dagger, -- usually a slender one with a triangular or square blade. She speaks poniards, and every word stabs. Shak.

Pon"iard, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Poniarded; p. pr. & vb. n. Poniarding.]

Definition: To pierce with a poniard; to stab. Cowper.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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