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 or cider.
  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