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Webster 1913 Edition


Talon

Tal′on

,
Noun.
[F., heel, spur, LL.
talo
, fr. L.
talus
the ankle, heel.]
1.
The claw of a predaceous bird or animal, especially the claw of a bird of prey.
Bacon.
2.
(Zool.)
One of certain small prominences on the hind part of the face of an elephant’s tooth.
3.
(Arch.)
A kind of molding, concave at the bottom and convex at the top; – usually called an
ogee
.
☞ When the concave part is at the top, it is called an
inverted talon
.
4.
The shoulder of the bolt of a lock on which the key acts to shoot the bolt.
Knight.

Webster 1828 Edition


Talon

TAL'ON

, n.
1.
The claw of a fowl.
2.
In architecture, a kind of molding, concave at the bottom, and convex at the top. When the concave part is at the top, it is called an inverted talon. It is usually called by workmen an ogee, or O G, and by authors an upright or inverted cymatium.

Definition 2022


Talon

Talon

See also: talon and talón

English

Proper noun

Talon

  1. A male given name

talon

talon

See also: Talon and talón

English

Noun

talon (plural talons)

  1. A sharp, hooked claw of a bird of prey or other predatory animal.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)
  2. (zoology) One of certain small prominences on the hind part of the face of an elephant's tooth.
  3. (architecture) A kind of moulding, concave at the bottom and convex at the top; an ogee. (When the concave part is at the top, it is called an inverted talon.)
  4. The shoulder of the bolt of a lock on which the key acts to shoot the bolt.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Knight to this entry?)
  5. In the card game bezique, the remaining stock of undealt cards.

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Dupaninan Agta

Noun

talon

  1. forest, jungle, woods, remote area, mountains

Synonyms


Finnish

Noun

talon

  1. Genitive singular form of talo.
  2. Accusative singular form of talo.

Anagrams


French

Etymology

From Old French talon (heel, spur).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ta.lɔ̃/

Noun

talon m (plural talons)

  1. heel (part of the foot)
  2. backheel
  3. heel (of footwear)
  4. spur (sharp implement used to prod a horse)
  5. (figuratively) the bottom or lower part of something

Derived terms

Descendants


Norman

Etymology

From Old French talon (heel, spur), from Vulgar Latin *talonis, from Latin talus.

Noun

talon m (plural talons)

  1. (Jersey, anatomy, etc.) heel

Old French

Etymology

From Vulgar Latin *talonis, from Latin talus.

Noun

talon m (oblique plural talons, nominative singular talons, nominative plural talon)

  1. (Anatomy) heel (of the foot)

Descendants


Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈta.lɔn/

Noun

talon m inan

  1. coupon, voucher

Declension


Welsh

Alternative forms

  • talom (literary, first-person plural)
  • talont (literary, third-person plural)

Pronunciation

Verb

talon

  1. (colloquial) first-person plural preterite of talu
  2. (colloquial) third-person plural preterite of talu

Mutation

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
talon dalon nhalon thalon
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.