fal·​chion ˈfȯl-chən How to pronounce falchion (audio)
: a broad-bladed slightly curved sword of medieval times
archaic : sword

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Word History


Middle English fauchoun, from Anglo-French fauchun, from faucher to mow, from Vulgar Latin *falcare, from Latin falc-, falx

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of falchion was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Falchion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/falchion. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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