Origin of guerdonMiddle English guerdoun ; from Old French gueredon, altered (after Classical Latin donum, gift) ; from Frankish and amp; Old High German widarl?n ; from Old High German widar, back, counter + l?n, reward ; from Indo-European base an unverified form l?u-, to capture from source Classical Latin lucrum, riches
transitive verbguer·doned, guer·don·ing, guer·dons
Origin of guerdonMiddle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin widerd&omacron;num, alteration (influenced by Latin d&omacron;num, gift) of Old High German widarl&omacron;n : widar, back, against; see wi- in Indo-European roots + l&omacron;n, 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.
From Old French guerdon, from Medieval Latin widerdonum, from West Germanic (whence Old English wiþerlēan), literally ‘again-payment’, with the second element assimilated to Latin donum (“gift”).