Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine
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Word of the Day 6/18/14 Guerdon

Guerdon (noun, verb)
guer·don [gur-dn]


noun
1. a reward, recompense, or requital.

verb (used with object)
2. to give a guerdon to; reward.

Origin: 1325–75; Middle English < Old French, variant of werdoun < Medieval Latin widerdonum, alteration (probably by association with Latin dōnum gift) of Old High German widarlōn, equivalent to widar again, back + lōn reward; cognate with Old English witherlēan

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