falx

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin falx (sickle). Doublet of dalk.

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /fælks/, /fɔlks/

Noun[edit]

falx (plural falxes or falces)

  1. (historical) A short Dacian sword resembling a sickle.
  2. Any sickle-shaped part or process.
    1. (anatomy) A curved fold or process of the dura mater or the peritoneum, especially one of the partition-like folds of the dura mater which extend into the great fissures of the brain.
    2. (anatomy) A chelicera.
    3. (anatomy) A snake's poison fang.
    4. (anatomy) A rotula of a sea urchin.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *dʰelk-, *dʰelg- (a cutting tool). Cognate with Old Irish delg (thorn, needle), Old English dalc (a pin, brooch, bracelet). More at dalk.

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Noun[edit]

falx f (genitive falcis); third declension

  1. sickle, scythe
  2. (military) a hook used to pull down walls

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative falx falcēs
genitive falcis falcum
dative falcī falcibus
accusative falcem falcēs
ablative falce falcibus
vocative falx falcēs

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