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guerdon


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Guerdon  \Guer"don\,  n.  [OF.  guerdon,  guerredon  LL  widerdonum 
  (influenced  by  L.  donum  gift,  cf  {Donation}  ),  fr  OHG. 
  widarl[=o]n;  widar  again  against  (G.  wider  wieder)  +  l[=o]n 
  reward,  G.  lohn,  akin  to  AS  le['a]n  Goth.  laun.  See 
  {Withers}.] 
  A  reward;  requital;  recompense;  --  used  in  both  a  good  and  a 
  bad  sense  --Macaulay. 
 
  So  young  as  to  regard  men's  frown  or  smile  As  loss  or 
  guerdon  of  a  glorious  lot  --Byron. 
 
  He  shall,  by  thy  revenging  hand,  at  once  receive  the 
  just  guerdon  of  all  his  former  villainies.  --Knolles. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Guerdon  \Guer"don\,  v.  t.  [OF.  guerdonner  guerredonner  See 
  {Guerdon},  n.] 
  To  give  guerdon  to  to  reward;  to  be  a  recompense  for  [R.] 
 
  Him  we  gave  a  costly  bribe  To  guerdon  silence. 
  --Tennyson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  guerdon 
  n  :  a  reward  or  payment 




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