falchion









falchion


noun

  1. a broad, short sword having a convex edge curving sharply to the point.
  2. Archaic. any sword.

noun

  1. a short and slightly curved medieval sword broader towards the point
  2. an archaic word for sword
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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