pendant

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman pendaunt, Middle French pendant, noun use of adjective.

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Noun[edit]

pendant (plural pendants)

  1. (architecture) A supporting post attached to the main rafter. [from 14th c.]
  2. (obsolete, in the plural) Testicles. [15th-17th c.]
  3. A piece of jewellery which hangs down as an ornament, especially worn on a chain around the neck. [from 15th c.]
  4. (nautical) A short rope hanging down, used to attach hooks for tackles; a pennant. [from 15th c.]
  5. The dangling part of an earring. [from 16th c.]
  6. (obsolete) An appendix or addition, as to a book.
    • Keightley
      Many [] have been pleased with this work and its pendant, the Tales and Popular Fictions.
  7. (fine arts) One of a pair; a counterpart.
    One vase is the pendant to the other vase.
  8. (obsolete) A pendulum.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir K. Digby to this entry?)
  9. (US) The stem and ring of a watch, by which it is suspended.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Knight to this entry?)

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French pendant (counterpart), from pendre (to hang), from Latin pendere (to hang).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /panɡdanɡ/, [pʰɑŋˈd̥ɑŋ]

Noun[edit]

pendant c (singular definite pendanten, plural indefinite pendanter)

  1. counterpart
  2. match
  3. fellow
  4. companion

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French[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

pendant m (feminine pendante, masculine plural pendants, feminine plural pendantes)

  1. hanging

Noun[edit]

pendant m (plural pendants)

  1. stone that dangles on earrings
  2. match, counterpart

Preposition[edit]

pendant

  1. during, throughout

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Verb[edit]

pendant

  1. Present participle of pendre.

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Italian[edit]

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French

Noun[edit]

pendant m (invariable)

  1. match (matching item)
  2. pendant (dangling earing)

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

pendant

  1. third-person plural present active subjunctive of pendō