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falchion

[fawl-chuh n, -shuh n] /ˈfɔl tʃən, -ʃən/
noun
1.
a broad, short sword having a convex edge curving sharply to the point.
2.
Archaic. any sword.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English fauchoun (with l restored in 16th cent.) < Old French fauchon < Vulgar Latin *falciōn-, stem of falciō, derivative of Latin falx, stem falc- sickle
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  • So saying he drew his falchion from his side and rushed at once to combat.
British Dictionary definitions for falchion

falchion

/ˈfɔːltʃən; ˈfɔːlʃən/
noun
1.
a short and slightly curved medieval sword broader towards the point
2.
an archaic word for sword
Word Origin
C14: from Italian falcione, from falce, from Latin falx sickle
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Word Origin and History for falchion
n.

"broad sword, somewhat curved," c.1300, fauchoun, from Old French fauchon, from Vulgar Latin *falcionem, from diminutive of Latin falx "sickle."

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