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.
    • c. 1587–1588, [Christopher Marlowe], Tamburlaine the Great. [] The First Part [], part 1, 2nd edition, London: [] [R. Robinson for] Richard Iones, [], published 1592, OCLC 932920499; reprinted as Tamburlaine the Great (A Scolar Press Facsimile), Menston, Yorkshire; London: Scolar Press, 1973, →ISBN, Act II, scene vii:
      and now doth gaſtly death
      With greedie talients gripe my bleeding hart,
      And like a Harpye tires on my life.
    • 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.
    • 1856, George Price, A Treatise on Fire and Thief-proof Depositories, and Locks:
      The locks were constructed with two or three levers, and sometimes with a common tumbler. The talon is the secret; for after locking the bolt out, the key is turned round again quietly to catch the nib and force the talon up
  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.

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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

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DescendantsEdit

  • Portuguese: talão

Further readingEdit


MaranaoEdit

NounEdit

talon

  1. herd
  2. flock

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Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

talon

  1. Alternative form of taloun

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

 
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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

talon m inan

  1. coupon, voucher (piece of paper that entitles the holder to a discount, or that can be exchanged for goods and services)
    Synonyms: bon, kupon, kwit, voucher

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

noun
adjective

Further readingEdit

  • talon in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • talon in Polish dictionaries at PWN

TagalogEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: ta‧lon
  • IPA(key): /taˈlon/, [tɐˈlon]
  • Rhymes: -on

Etymology 1Edit

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

NounEdit

talón

  1. jump; leap (from a height)
    Synonyms: lundag, paglundag, igpaw, pag-igpaw, lukso, patok, igtad
  2. waterfall; falls
    Synonym: (Marinduque) busay
  3. skip; omission (in typing, etc.)
    Synonyms: salto, pagsalto
  4. sudden jump due to fright
    Synonyms: igtad, pag-igtad, pagkapaigtad
  5. (gambling) a kind of bet in the game sakla
  6. (slang) prison escapee
    Synonym: takas
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Etymology 2Edit

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

NounEdit

talón

  1. stub (of a check, receipt, voucher, 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.