falce

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Interlingua[edit]

Noun[edit]

falce (plural falces)

  1. scythe
  2. sickle

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin falx, falcem, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰelk-, *dʰelg- (a cutting tool). Compare French faux.

Noun[edit]

falce f (plural falci)

  1. scythe (larger tool than sickle); sickle (smaller tool than scythe)
  2. (astronomy) crescent

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Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

falce

  1. ablative singular of falx

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin falx, falcem (sickle), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *dʰelk-, *dʰelg- (a cutting tool). Cf. Medieval Latin falcata. See also the related form falcă (jaw), which underwent further semantic evolution from the original etymology of "sickle" in Latin.

Noun[edit]

falce f (plural fălci)

  1. old unit of measurement (used in Moldova) in agriculture equivalent to about half a hectare, or an area of land that size

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