pendant

See also: Pendant

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Anglo-Norman pendaunt [1], Middle French pendant, noun use of adjective.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pendant (plural pendants)

  1. (architecture) A supporting post attached to the main rafter. [from 14th c.]
  2. A piece of jewellery which hangs down as an ornament, especially worn on a chain around the neck. [from 15th c.]
  3. The dangling part of an earring. [from 16th c.]
  4. (nautical) A short rope hanging down, used to attach hooks for tackles; a pennant. [from 15th c.]
  5. (fine arts) One of a pair; a counterpart.
    One vase is the pendant to the other vase.
  6. (obsolete) An appendix or addition, as to a book.
    • (Can we date this quote by Keightley and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      Many [] have been pleased with this work and its pendant, the Tales and Popular Fictions.
  7. (obsolete, in the plural) Testicles. [15th-17th c.]
  8. (obsolete) A pendulum.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir K. Digby to this entry?)
  9. (US) The stem and ring of a watch, by which it is suspended.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Knight to this entry?)
  10. A lamp hanging from the roof.
  11. An ornament of wood or of stone hanging downwards from a roof.
  12. A long narrow flag at the head of the principal mast in a royal ship.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ pendant” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2020.

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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French pendant (counterpart), from pendre (to hang), from Latin pendere (to hang).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /panɡdanɡ/, [pʰɑŋˈd̥ɑŋ]

NounEdit

pendant c (singular definite pendanten, plural indefinite pendanter)

  1. counterpart
  2. match
  3. fellow
  4. companion

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FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /pɑ̃.dɑ̃/
  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

pendant (feminine singular pendante, masculine plural pendants, feminine plural pendantes)

  1. hanging

NounEdit

pendant m (plural pendants)

  1. stone that dangles on earrings
  2. match, counterpart

DescendantsEdit

  • Danish: pendant
  • German: Pendant
  • Italian: pendant

PrepositionEdit

pendant

  1. during, throughout, for the duration of

Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

pendant

  1. present participle of pendre

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French pendant.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pendant m (invariable)

  1. match (matching item)
  2. pendant (dangling earing)

Further readingEdit

  • pendant in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

LatinEdit

VerbEdit

pendant

  1. third-person plural present active subjunctive of pendō