Definition of acinaces in English:

acinaces

noun

Ancient History
  • A kind of straight Persian short sword.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Henry Hammond (1605–1660), Church of England clergyman and theologian. From classical Latin acīnacēs Persian short sword from ancient Greek ἀκινάκης, apparently from an Iranian language; compare Sogdian kyn'k knife, sword.

Pronunciation:

acinaces

/əˈsɪnəsiːz//əˈkɪnəkeɪz/