a reward; recompense
Origin of guerdonMiddle English guerdoun ; from Old French gueredon, altered (after Classical Latin donum, gift) ; from Frankish and amp; Old High German widarlōn ; from Old High German widar, back, counter + lōn, reward ; from Indo-European base an unverified form lāu-, to capture from source Classical Latin lucrum, riches
A reward; recompense.
transitive verbguer·doned, guer·don·ing, guer·dons
Origin of guerdonMiddle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin widerdōnum, alteration (influenced by Latin dōnum, gift) of Old High German widarlōn : widar, back, against; see wi- in Indo-European roots + lōn, reward; see lau- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present guerdons, present participle guerdoning, simple past and past participle guerdoned)
- To give such a reward to.