Todays Word: guerdon

Word:  guerdon

PRONUNCIATION:

(GUHR-duhn)

MEANING:

noun: A reward or recompense.
verb tr.: To reward or recompense.

ETYMOLOGY:

Via French from Latin widerdonum, alteration (by influence of Latin donum: gift) of Old High German widarlon (repayment). Earliest documented use: Before 1366.

USAGE:

“The report claims Furse will also pick up a one-off payment of almost double her annual salary in 2005 — as part of a special guerdon.”
Chris Noon; LSE Merger Talk Drive Up Value Of Furse’s Holdings; Forbes (New York); Mar 20, 2006.

Explore “guerdon” in the Visual Thesaurus.

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s