n., PONE-yerd or PWN-yerd for you gamers out there. As you could probably tell from the way the pronunciation doesn’t match the spelling, the word is indeed French. The Anglicized spelling is ‘poniard,’ and in French or English it refers to a small, tapering dagger.

“She speaks poniards, and every word stabs.” –Benedick, from Much Ado About Nothing

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