guerdon


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.
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         So young as to regard men's frown or smile
         As loss or guerdon of a glorious lot.    --Byron.
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         He shall, by thy revenging hand, at once receive the
         just guerdon of all his former villainies. --Knolles.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Guerdon \Guer"don\, v. t. [OF. guerdonner, guerredonner. See
   Guerdon, n.]
   To give guerdon to; to reward; to be a recompense for. [R.]
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         Him we gave a costly bribe
         To guerdon silence.                      --Tennyson.
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