falcata

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English[edit]

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Noun[edit]

falcata (plural falcatas)

  1. A sword in pre-Roman Iberia having a concave edge on the blade.

Italian[edit]

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Noun[edit]

falcata f (plural falcate)

  1. (athletics) stride (of a runner)

Adjective[edit]

falcata f

  1. feminine form of falcato

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

falcāta

  1. nominative feminine singular of falcātus
  2. nominative neuter plural of falcātus
  3. accusative neuter plural of falcātus
  4. vocative feminine singular of falcātus
  5. vocative neuter plural of falcātus

falcātā

  1. ablative feminine singular of falcātus

Portuguese[edit]

Uma falcata.

Etymology[edit]

Coined in 1872 by Fernando Fulgosio, based on Latin falcatus (sickle-shaped). The term used in Roman sources is machaera Hispana.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

falcata f (plural falcatas)

  1. falcata (ancient Iberian sword)
    • 1997, Rainer Daehnhardt, Homens, Espadas e Tomates, Publicações Quipu, page 255:
      A pega em forma de cabeça de cavalo é uma reminiscência da falcata lusitana, por sua vez descendente do tipo de arma indo-europeia.
      The hilt shaped as a horse's head is reminiscent of the Lusitanian falcata, which is in turn descendant of the Indo-European type of weapon.

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