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EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin falcō, probably of Germanic origin.

NounEdit

falco m (plural falchi)

  1. hawk, falcon

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Late Latin, of uncertain and disputed origin, but probably from Germanic given the early attestation and widespread use of the word in Germanic. Perhaps from Old High German falco, falcho, falucho (falcon), from Proto-Germanic *falkô (falcon", literally, "grey bird), from Proto-Indo-European *pol-, *pel- (grey, bluish). Cognate with Old Saxon falko (falcon), Old English fealca, fealcen (falcon), Old Norse fálki (falcon), Old High German falo (pale), Latin pullus (dusky coloured, blackish). More at fallow.

Alternate etymology connects Late Latin falco to Latin falx (sickle, hook), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰelk-, *dʰelg- (a cutting tool), but this derivation is usually regarded as folk-etymology due to the bird's curved beak and talons[1].

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

falcō m (genitive falcōnis); third declension

  1. falcon

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative falcō falcōnēs
genitive falcōnis falcōnum
dative falcōnī falcōnibus
accusative falcōnem falcōnēs
ablative falcōne falcōnibus
vocative falcō falcōnēs

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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Webster's New World College Dictionary, falcon.

See alsoEdit


Old High GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *falkô. See Latin falco.

NounEdit

falco m

  1. falcon

DescendantsEdit