falchion

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English fauchoun, from Old French fauchon (cognate with Italian falcione), from Vulgar Latin *falciōnem, from Latin falx (stem: falc-, “sickle”).[1]

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falchion (plural falchions)

  1. (also in attributive use)[1] A somewhat curved medieval single edge sword of European origin, with the cutting edge on its convex side, whose design is reminiscent of the Persian scimitar and the Chinese dao.[1]
  2. (obsolete)[1] A billhook.[1]

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falchion (third-person singular simple present *falchions, present participle *falchioning, simple past falchioned, past participle *falchioned)

  1. (obsolete, rare, transitive)[2] Attack with a falchion.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 falchion, n.” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [2nd Ed.; 1989]
  2. 2.0 2.1 †ˈfalchion, v.” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [2nd Ed.; 1989]