Origin: ME < OFr faucon < LL falco (gen. falconis), deriv. by folk etym. < L falx (see falcate) because of its curved beak and talons, but prob. < Gmc *falco (OHG falcho) < IE base *pel-, fallow
See falcon in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French faucon, falcun
Origin: , from Late Latin falcō, falcōn-; see pel-1 in Indo-European roots.
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