Dagger vs Jambiya - What's the difference?

dagger | jambiya |

As nouns the difference between dagger and jambiya

is that dagger is (soccer) a player, supporter or other person connected with while jambiya is an arabian (especially yemeni) dagger with a short curved blade that is worn on a belt.



Etymology 1

Probably from (etyl) dague (1229), related to (etyl), (etyl), (etyl) daga , (etyl) Degen, (etyl) . In English attested from the 1380s. The ultimate origin of the word is unclear. Grimm Grimm suspects Celtic origin. Others have suggested derivation from an unattested Vulgar Latin http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dacia. Chastelain (Dictionaire etymologique'', 1750) thought that French ''dague'' was a derivation from German ''dagge'', ''dagen , although not attested until a much later date). The knightly dagger evolves from the 12th century. Guillaume le Breton (died 1226) uses daca'' in his ''Philippide''. Other Middle Latin forms include ''daga, dagga, dagha, dagger, daggerius, daggerium, dagarium, dagarius, diga''http://ducange.enc.sorbonne.fr/DAGGER; the forms with ''-r- are late 14th century adoptions of the English word). OED points out that there is also an English verb from which this could be a derivation, but the verb is attested only from about 1400. Relation to Old Armenian .


(en noun)
  • (weapon) A stabbing weapon, similar to a sword but with a short, double-edged blade.
  • * , Act I, Scene I, line 282.
  • I bruised my shin th’ other day with playing at sword and dagger with a master of fence; ...
  • * 1786 , , A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons , page 34.
  • The dagger , under the title cultellum and misericorde, has been the constant companion of the sword, at least from the days of Edward I. and is mentioned in the statute of Winchester.
  • The text character ; the obelus.
  • Synonyms
    * (stabbing weapon): dirk, knife * (text character): obelisk, obelus * (anything that causes pain like a dagger) barb
    Derived terms
    * at daggers drawn * cloak-and-dagger * double dagger * look daggers * speak daggers * stare daggers
    See also
    * poniard * rondel * stiletto


    (en verb)
  • To pierce with a dagger; to stab.
  • Etymology 2

    Perhaps from (diagonal).


    (en noun)
  • A timber placed diagonally in a ship's frame.
  • (Knight)





    Alternative forms

    * jambia * jambiyah


    (en noun)
  • An Arabian (especially Yemeni) dagger with a short curved blade that is worn on a belt.