talon

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English talon, taloun, from Old French talon (heel, spur), from Medieval Latin tālōnem, from Vulgar Latin *tālōnis, from Latin tālus (ankle).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ælən
  • IPA(key): /ˈtælən/

Noun[edit]

talon (plural talons)

  1. A sharp, hooked claw of a bird of prey or other predatory animal.
  2. (zoology) One of certain small prominences on the hind part of the face of an elephant's tooth.
  3. (architecture) A kind of moulding, concave at the bottom and convex at the top; an ogee. (When the concave part is at the top, it is called an inverted talon.)
  4. The shoulder of the bolt of a lock on which the key acts to shoot the bolt.
    • 1856, George Price, A Treatise on Fire and Thief-proof Depositories, and Locks:
      The locks were constructed with two or three levers, and sometimes with a common tumbler. The talon is the secret; for after locking the bolt out, the key is turned round again quietly to catch the nib and force the talon up
  5. (card games) The remaining stock of undealt cards.
  6. (finance, historical) A document that could be detached and presented in exchange for a block of further coupons on a bond, when the original block had been used up.

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Dupaningan Agta[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *talun, from Proto-Austronesian *CaluN. Cognate with Javanese talun (unirrigated field abandoned after harvest), Maori taru (grass, weeds, small vegetation), Samoan talutalu (young trees grown up where there had been a plantation).

Noun[edit]

talon

  1. forest, jungle, woods, remote area, mountains

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Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

talon

  1. Genitive singular form of talo.
  2. Accusative singular form of talo.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French talon (heel, spur).

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Noun[edit]

talon m (plural talons)

  1. heel (part of the foot)
  2. backheel
  3. heel (of footwear) (especially high heel)
  4. spur (sharp implement used to prod a horse)
  5. (figuratively) the bottom or lower part of something

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Descendants[edit]

  • Portuguese: talão

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Maranao[edit]

Noun[edit]

talon

  1. herd
  2. flock

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Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

talon

  1. Alternative form of taloun

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French talon (heel, spur), from Vulgar Latin *talonis, from Latin talus.

Noun[edit]

talon m (plural talons)

  1. (Jersey, anatomy, etc.) heel

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *talonis, from Latin talus.

Noun[edit]

talon m (oblique plural talons, nominative singular talons, nominative plural talon)

  1. (Anatomy) heel (of the foot)

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Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French talon, from Old French talon (heel, spur), from Vulgar Latin *talonis, from Latin tālus.

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talon m inan

  1. coupon, voucher (piece of paper that entitles the holder to a discount, or that can be exchanged for goods and services)
    Synonyms: bon, kupon, kwit, voucher

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Derived terms[edit]

noun
adjective

Further reading[edit]

  • talon in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • talon in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Tagalog[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ta‧lon
  • IPA(key): /taˈlon/, [tɐˈlon]
  • Rhymes: -on

Etymology 1[edit]

Compare Malay terjun (to dive, to jump from a high place).

Noun[edit]

talón

  1. jump; leap (from a height)
    Synonyms: lundag, paglundag, igpaw, pag-igpaw, lukso, patok, igtad
  2. waterfall; falls
    Synonym: (Marinduque) busay
  3. skip; omission (in typing, etc.)
    Synonyms: salto, pagsalto
  4. sudden jump due to fright
    Synonyms: igtad, pag-igtad, pagkapaigtad
  5. (gambling) a kind of bet in the game sakla
  6. (slang) prison escapee
    Synonym: takas
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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish talón (heel; check), from Latin talo, from talus (ankle; heel).

Noun[edit]

talón

  1. stub (of a check, receipt, voucher, etc.)
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Welsh[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • talom (literary, first-person plural)
  • talont (literary, third-person plural)

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Verb[edit]

talon

  1. (colloquial) first-person plural preterite of talu
  2. (colloquial) third-person plural preterite of talu

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
talon dalon nhalon thalon
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.