falcon

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English[edit]

Brown falcon (Falco berigora)

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English falcon, faulcon, from Anglo-Norman falcon, falcun, from Late Latin falcō (falcon), of Germanic origin, probably via Old Frankish *falko (falcon, hawk), from Proto-Germanic *falkô (falcon), from from Proto-Indo-European *pol̑- (pale), from *pel- (fallow).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: fôʹkən, fôlʹkən, fălʹkən, IPA(key): [ˈfɔːkən], [ˈfɔːlkən], [ˈfælkən]
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  • Rhymes: -ɔːkən
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Noun[edit]

falcon (plural falcons)

  1. Any bird of the genus Falco, all of which are birds of prey.
  2. A light cannon used from the 15th to the 17th century; a falconet.

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Verb[edit]

falcon (third-person singular simple present falcons, present participle falconing, simple past and past participle falconed)

  1. To hunt with a falcon or falcons.
    • 2003, Brenda Joyce, House of Dreams, page 175:
      He rode astride while hawking; she falconed in the ladylike position of sidesaddle.

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Noun[edit]

falcon m

  1. kestrel

Old French[edit]

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Noun[edit]

falcon m (oblique plural falcons, nominative singular falcons, nominative plural falcon)

  1. falcon (bird)