See also: Talon and talón

English edit

Etymology edit

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

Pronunciation edit

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

Noun edit

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 [], 2nd edition, part 1, London: [] [R. Robinson for] Richard Iones, [], published 1592, →OCLC; 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], “VIII. Century.”, in Sylua Syluarum: Or A Naturall Historie. In Ten Centuries. [], 3rd edition, London: [] William Rawley; [p]rinted by J[ohn] H[aviland] for William Lee [], →OCLC:
      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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Etymology edit

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).

Noun edit

talon

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

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Finnish edit

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talon

  1. genitive/accusative singular of talo

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French edit

Etymology edit

From Old French talon (heel, spur).

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Noun edit

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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Descendants edit

  • Portuguese: talão

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Maranao edit

Noun edit

talon

  1. herd
  2. flock

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Middle English edit

Noun edit

talon

  1. Alternative form of taloun

Norman edit

Etymology edit

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

Noun edit

talon m (plural talons)

  1. (Jersey, anatomy, etc.) heel

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Etymology edit

From Vulgar Latin *talonis, from Latin talus.

Noun edit

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

  1. (Anatomy) heel (of the foot)

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Old Saxon edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Germanic *talōną.

Verb edit

talōn

  1. to tell, speak, recount
  2. to count, to reckon

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Polish edit

 
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Etymology edit

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

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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

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adjective
noun

Further reading edit

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

Tagalog edit

Pronunciation edit

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

Etymology 1 edit

Compare Malay terjun (to dive, to jump from a high place) and Malay turun (descend; fall).

Noun edit

talón (Baybayin spelling ᜆᜎᜓᜈ᜔)

  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 2 edit

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

Noun edit

talón

  1. stub (of a check, receipt, voucher, etc.)
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Welsh edit

Alternative forms edit

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

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Verb edit

talon

  1. first/third-person plural preterite colloquial of talu

Mutation edit

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.