Falchion meaning

fôlchən
A sword, especially a short, broad sword with a convex cutting edge and a sharp point, used in medieval times.
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A medieval sword with a short, broad, slightly curved blade.
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(old poet.) Any sword.
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(also in attributive use) A somewhat curved medieval single edge sword of European origin, with the cutting edge on its convex side, whose design is reminiscent of the Persian scimitar and the Chinese dao.
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(obsolete, rare) Attack with a falchion.
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Origin of falchion

  • Middle English fauchoun from Old French fauchon from Vulgar Latin falciō falciōn- from Latin falx falc- sickle

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English fauchoun, from Old French fauchon (cognate with Italian falcione), from Vulgar Latin *falciōnem, from Latin falx (stem: falc-, “sickle”).

    From Wiktionary