falchion

See also: Falchion

EnglishEdit

 
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A falchion.

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English fauchoun, from Old French fauchon (cognate with Italian falcione), from Vulgar Latin *falciōnem, from Latin falx.

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NounEdit

falchion (plural falchions)

  1. (also attributively) A somewhat curved, single-edged medieval sword of European origin, with the cutting edge on its convex side, whose design is reminiscent of the Persian scimitar and the Chinese dao.[1]
  2. (obsolete)[1] A billhook.[1]

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VerbEdit

falchion (third-person singular simple present falchions, present participle falchioning, simple past and past participle falchioned)

  1. (obsolete, rare, transitive)[2] Attack with a falchion.[2]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 falchion, n.” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary, second edition (1989)
  2. 2.0 2.1 †ˈfalchion, v.” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary, second edition (1989)