Other Word Forms of Guerdon
Origin of Guerdon
Middle English from Old French from Medieval Latin widerdōnum alteration (influenced by Latin dōnum gift) of Old High German widarlōn widar back, against wi- in Indo-European roots lōn reward lau- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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”).
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