An illustration showing two crossed falchions with a battleaxe.
- a medieval sword with a short, broad, slightly curved blade
- Old Poet. any sword
Origin of falchionMiddle English and amp; Old French fauchon ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form falcio ; from Classical Latin falx: see falcate
Origin of falchionMiddle English fauchoun, from Old French fauchon, from Vulgar Latin *falciō, falciōn-, from Latin falx, falc-, sickle.
(third-person singular simple present *falchions, present participle *falchioning, simple past falchioned, past participle *falchioned)
- (obsolete, rare) Attack with a falchion.