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Rhomphaia was first ‘a spear’, later ‘a sword’ (Plutarch: ''Life of [[Aemilius Paulus]]'' 18; [[Eustathius of Thessalonica|Eustathius]], on Iliad verse VI 166; [[Hesychius of Alexandria|Hesychius]]; also Luke 2;35 and the [[Revelation]] of [[John of Patmos]], several times.).
 
Rhomphaia was first ‘a spear’, later ‘a sword’ (Plutarch: ''Life of [[Aemilius Paulus]]'' 18; [[Eustathius of Thessalonica|Eustathius]], on Iliad verse VI 166; [[Hesychius of Alexandria|Hesychius]]; also Luke 2;35 and the [[Revelation]] of [[John of Patmos]], several times.).
 
In Latin, it has the forms:
 
In Latin, it has the forms:
* rumpia (Livy, [[Aulus Gellius]], Ascon. ad Mil.)
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* rumpia ([[Livy]], [[Aulus Gellius]], Ascon. ad Mil.)
 
*romphea ([[Isidore of Seville]].),
 
*romphea ([[Isidore of Seville]].),
 
*romphaea vel romfea (CGL 7, 212).
 
*romphaea vel romfea (CGL 7, 212).

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