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The unpointed sword carried in front of English sovereigns at their coronation to represent mercy.
Middle English: from Anglo-Latin curtana (spatha) shortened (sword) from Old French cortain, the name of the sword belonging to Roland (the point of which was damaged when it was thrust into a block of steel), from cort short from Latin curtus cut short.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.