swordsman etymology

English word swordsman comes from English man, English sword, English -s-

Detailed word origin of swordsman

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
man English (eng) Used to place emphasis upon something or someone; sometimes, but not always, when actually addressing a man. (Multicultural London English, slang) Used to refer to oneself or one's group: I, we; construed in the third person.. (collective) All human males collectively: mankind.. (collective) All humans collectively: mankind, humankind, humanity. (Sometimes capitalized as Man.). (historical) [...]
sword English (eng) (heraldiccharge) The weapon, often used as a heraldic charge.. (tarot) A card of this suit.. (tarot) A suit in the minor arcana in tarot.. (weaponry) A long-bladed weapon having a handle and sometimes a hilt and designed to stab, hew, or slice and cut.. (weaving) One of the end bars by which the lay of a hand loom is suspended.. Someone paid to handle a sword.
-s- English (eng) Genitival interfix used to link elements in some compounds, equivalent to the possessive clitic -'s.
swordsman English (eng) (informal) A man who is a skillful or enthusiastic practitioner of sexual intercourse.. A person skilled at using swords in sport or combat; a fencer.. A person who fights with a sword.

Words with the same origin as swordsman

Descendants of man
men mon spoke
Descendants of -s-