Skip to content
Home » Medieval Term of the Day: Falchion

Medieval Term of the Day: Falchion

Pronunciation: [fawl-chuhn, -shuhn]
Etymology: Middle English fauchoun, from Anglo-French fauchun, from faucher to mow, from Vulgar Latin *falcare, from Latin falc-, falx

1) Broad-bladed cutting weapon.
   (Prestwich, Michael. Armies and Warfare in the Middle Ages: The English Experience, 347)

2) Short, curved single-edged sword with a broad blade, used for cleaving blows.
   (Wise, Terence. Medieval Warfare, 248)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

WordPress Anti-Spam by WP-SpamShield