flagon

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Etymology[edit]

Middle English flagon, variation of Middle English flakon, from Middle French fla(s)con, from Late Latin flascōnem, accusative of flascō "flask, bottle, container", from Frankish flaska "flask, bottle" from Proto-Germanic *flaskǭ (bottle), from Proto-Germanic *flehtaną (to plait, braid), from the practice of plaiting or wrapping bottles in straw casing. See fiasco. Akin to Old High German flasca, flaska (bottle, flask) (German Flasche), Old Norse flaska (Danish flaske), Old English flasce, flaxe (bottle, flask). More at flask

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flagon (plural flagons)

  1. A large bottle for drinks such as wine, cider or beer.
  2. The amount that such a bottle holds, about 1.13 litres.
  3. A large vessel usually with a handle, spout and lid, for drinks such as wine or cider.
    • 2003, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, & Peter Jackson, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, 00:14:12:
      Merry and Pippin: You can drink your fancy ales / You can drink 'em by the flagon / But the only brew for the brave and true / Comes from The Green Dragon

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flagon

  1. accusative singular of flago