falcon

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See also: Falcon, falcón, and Falcón

English[edit]

a falcon

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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Originally, the l was silent and purely etymological. Its pronunciation began through spelling pronunciation and is followed by most speakers, though some speakers still use l-less pronunciations.

Noun[edit]

falcon (plural falcons)

  1. Any bird of the genus Falco, all of which are birds of prey.
  2. (falconry) A female such bird, a male being a tiercel.
  3. (historical) A light cannon used from the 15th to the 17th century; a falconet.

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Translations[edit]

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.

Anagrams[edit]


Ladin[edit]

Noun[edit]

falcon m

  1. kestrel

Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

falcon

  1. Alternative form of faucoun

Occitan[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Occitan falcon, from Late Latin falco, falconem.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): (West Languedocien) [falˈku][1]
  • IPA(key): (Provençal) [fɔu̯ˈkũŋ]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

falcon m (plural falcons)

  1. falcon
    Synonym: moisset

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Müller, Daniela. 2011. Developments of the lateral in Occitan dialects and their Romance and cross-linguistic context. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of Toulouse.
  1. ^ Müller 2011: 41. Likewise for the other pronunciation.

Further reading[edit]

  • Joan de Cantalausa (2006) Diccionari general occitan a partir dels parlars lengadocians, 2 edition, →ISBN, page 469.
  • Diccionari General de la Lenga Occitana, L’Academia occitana – Consistòri del Gai Saber, 2008-2016, page 287.

Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

  1. Alternative form of faucon (falcon)

Old Occitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin falco, falconem.

Noun[edit]

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

  1. falcon (bird)

Descendants[edit]

  • Occitan: falcon

References[edit]