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.
    • 1828, Thomas Keightley, The Fairy Mythology
      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.
    • 1644, Kenelm Digby, Two Treatises
      a pendant being brought up to any height by the force of a former motion downwards
  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.

Related termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2021) , “pendant”, in Online Etymology Dictionary

Further readingEdit


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

InflectionEdit

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FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

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

Further readingEdit


ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French pendant. Doublet of pendente.

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

WelshEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

pendant (feminine singular pendant, plural pendant, not comparable)

  1. definite (free from any doubt)
  2. positive

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
pendant bendant mhendant phendant
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.