See also: Talon and talón

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English talon, taloun, from Old French talon (heel, spur), from Medieval Latin tālōnem, from Vulgar Latin *tālōnis, from Latin tālus (ankle).

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ælən
  • IPA(key): /ˈtælən/

NounEdit

talon (plural talons)

  1. A sharp, hooked claw of a bird of prey or other predatory animal.
    • 1631, [Francis Bacon], “8. Century.”, in Sylua Syluarum: Or A Naturall Historie. In Ten Centuries. [], 3rd edition, London: [] VVilliam Rawley; [p]rinted by J[ohn] H[aviland] for William Lee [], OCLC 1044372886:
      It may be tried also whether birds may not have something done to them when they are young , whereby they may be made to have greater or longer bills , or greater and longer talons ?
  2. (zoology) One of certain small prominences on the hind part of the face of an elephant's tooth.
  3. (architecture) A kind of moulding, concave at the bottom and convex at the top; an ogee. (When the concave part is at the top, it is called an inverted talon.)
  4. The shoulder of the bolt of a lock on which the key acts to shoot the bolt.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Knight to this entry?)
  5. (card games) The remaining stock of undealt cards.
  6. (finance, historical) A document that could be detached and presented in exchange for a block of further coupons on a bond, when the original block had been used up.

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Dupaningan AgtaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *talun, from Proto-Austronesian *CaluN. Cognate with Javanese talun (unirrigated field abandoned after harvest), Maori taru (grass, weeds, small vegetation), Samoan talutalu (young trees grown up where there had been a plantation).

NounEdit

talon

  1. forest, jungle, woods, remote area, mountains

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FinnishEdit

NounEdit

talon

  1. Genitive singular form of talo.
  2. Accusative singular form of talo.

AnagramsEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French talon (heel, spur).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

talon m (plural talons)

  1. heel (part of the foot)
  2. backheel
  3. heel (of footwear) (especially high heel)
  4. spur (sharp implement used to prod a horse)
  5. (figuratively) the bottom or lower part of something

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Portuguese: talão

Further readingEdit


MaranaoEdit

NounEdit

talon

  1. herd
  2. flock

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NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French talon (heel, spur), from Vulgar Latin *talonis, from Latin talus.

NounEdit

talon m (plural talons)

  1. (Jersey, anatomy, etc.) heel

Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *talonis, from Latin talus.

NounEdit

talon m (oblique plural talons, nominative singular talons, nominative plural talon)

  1. (Anatomy) heel (of the foot)

DescendantsEdit


PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French talon, from Old French talon (heel, spur), from Vulgar Latin *talonis, from Latin tālus.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

talon m inan

  1. coupon, voucher

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • talon in Polish dictionaries at PWN

TagalogEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ta.ˈlon/
  • Hyphenation: ta‧lon
  • Rhymes: -on

Etymology 1Edit

Compare Malay terjun (to dive, to jump from a high place).

NounEdit

talón

  1. jump; leap
    Synonyms: lundag, paglundag, igpaw, pag-igpaw, lukso
  2. jump or dive into water; plunge
    Synonym: sisid
  3. skip or omission, as in typing
  4. a kind of bet in sakla (a gambling game)
  5. waterfall; falls
  6. (slang) prison escapee
    Synonym: takas

Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Spanish talón (heel, check), from Latin talo, from talus (ankle; heel).

NounEdit

talón

  1. stub (of a check, receipt, etc.)

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WelshEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • talom (literary, first-person plural)
  • talont (literary, third-person plural)

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

talon

  1. (colloquial) first-person plural preterite of talu
  2. (colloquial) third-person plural preterite of talu

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
talon dalon nhalon thalon
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.