falchion

  • 1 Falchion — Angaben Waffenart: Schwert Bezeichnungen …

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  • 2 Falchion — Fal chion, n. [OE. fauchon, OF. fauchon, LL. f[ a]lcio, fr. L. falx, falcis, a sickle, cf. Gr. ?????? a ship s rib, ?????? bandy legged; perh, akin to E. falcon; cf. It. falcione. Cf. {Defalcation}.] 1. A broad bladed sword, slightly curved,… …

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  • 3 falchion — broad sword, somewhat curved, c.1300, fauchoun, from O.Fr. fauchon, from V.L. *falcionem, from dim. of L. falx sickle …

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  • 4 falchion — [fôl′chən, fôl′shən] n. [ME & OFr fauchon < VL * falcio < L falx: see FALCATE] 1. a medieval sword with a short, broad, slightly curved blade 2. Old Poet. any sword …

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  • 5 Falchion — This article describes the Medieval Weapon. For the Finnish Heavy Metal band, see Falchion (band).A falchion (IPA| [fɔːlʃən] , from Old French fauchon , ultimately from Latin falx sickle ) is a one handed, single edged sword of European origin,… …

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  • 6 Falchion — A short single bladed sword with a curved blade. A single edged, heavy bladed sword, usually widening noticably towards the tip. A form of sword that was little more than a meat cleaver, possibly even a simple kitchen and barnyard tool adopted… …

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  • 7 falchion — noun Etymology: Middle English fauchoun, from Anglo French fauchun, from faucher to mow, from Vulgar Latin *falcare, from Latin falc , falx Date: 14th century 1. a broad bladed slightly curved sword of medieval times 2. archaic sword …

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  • 8 falchion — /fawl cheuhn, sheuhn/, n. 1. a broad, short sword having a convex edge curving sharply to the point. 2. Archaic. any sword. [1275 1325; ME fauchoun (with l restored in 16th cent.) < OF fauchon < VL *falcion , s. of falcio, deriv. of L falx, s.… …

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  • 9 falchion — noun /ˈfɔːlʃən/ <ref name= OED n /> A somewhat curved Medieval broadsword of European origin, with the cutting edge on its convex side, whose design is reminiscent of the Persian and the Chinese .<ref name= OED n /> …

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  • 10 Falchion — A curved broad sword, sharp on the outer or convex side; a billhook. It was sometimes used to despatch a stag at the end of a chase. [< OldFr. fauchon = sickle] …

    Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • 11 falchion — n. type of sword …

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  • 12 falchion — [ fɔ:l(t)ʃ(ə)n] noun historical a broad, slightly curved sword with the cutting edge on the convex side. Origin ME fauchon, from OFr., based on L. falx, falc sickle …

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  • 13 falchion — n. Cimeter …

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  • 14 falchion — fal·chion …

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  • 15 falchion — fal•chion [[t]ˈfɔl tʃən, ʃən[/t]] n. a broad, short sword having a convex edge curving to the point • Etymology: 1275–1325; ME fauchoun < OF fauchon < VL *falciōnem, acc. of *falciō, der. of L falx, s. falc sickle …

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  • 16 falchion — /ˈfɔltʃən/ (say fawlchuhn), / ʃən/ (say shuhn) noun a broad, short sword having a convex edge curving sharply to the point. {Italian falcione (from falce sickle, from Latin falx); replacing Middle English fauchoun, from Old French} …

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  • 17 falchion —   n. broad curved sword …

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  • 18 falchion — n. hist. a broad curved sword with a convex edge. Etymology: ME fauchoun f. OF fauchon ult. f. L falx falcis sickle …

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  • 19 Falchion (band) — Infobox musical artist Name = Falchion Img capt = Background = group or band Origin = Lahti, Finland Genre = Melodic death metal Folk metal Years active = 2002−present Label = Massacre World Chaos Associated acts = Korpiklaani URL =… …

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  • 20 Alfanje — Clasificación Espadas y sables (varía) Periodo histórico Siglos XI XVII Longitud media De 70 a 110 cm Peso medio De 0,9 kg a 1,4 kg Tipo de hoja Ancha, a un solo filo y curvada Tipo de empuñ …

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