Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Clay’more or Glay’more (2 syl.)

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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Clay’more or Glay’more (2 syl.)
 
is the Celtic glaif (a bent sword), Gaelic claidheamh (a sword), and mór (great). (See MORGLAY.)   1
       
“I’ve told thee how the Southrons fell
Beneath the broad claymore.”
       
Aytoun: Execution of Montrose, stanza 2
 


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