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falx

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Solon the Athenian

Latin > English (Lewis & Short)

falx: falcis, f. perh. akin to flecto,
I a sickle, reaping-hook, a pruning-hook, scythe.
I Prop., Cato, R. R. 10, 3; 11, 4; Varr. R. R. 1, 22, 5; Cic. Tusc. 5, 23, 65; id. Mil. 33, 91; Verg. G. 1, 348: Ov. F. 4, 914; Hor. C. 1, 31, 9 et saep.—
II Transf., a military implement shaped like a sickle, used in sieges to pull down walls or the enemies stationed on the walls; a hook: falces praeacutae insertae affixaeque longuriis: non absimili formā muralium falcium, Caes. B. G. 3, 14, 5; 5, 42 fin.; 7, 22; Sisenn. ap. Non. 556, 22; Curt. 4, 3, 8; Tac. H. 3, 27; Stat. Ach. 2, 419.—Of the scythes with which chariots were armed, Curt. 4, 15, 2.

Latin > French (Gaffiot)

falx,¹⁰ falcis, f., faux, faucille, serpe : Cato Agr. 10, 3 ; 11, 4 ; 135, 1 ; Cic. Tusc. 5, 65 ; vineatica Varro R. 1, 22, 5, serpette à tailler la vigne || faux murale : Cæs. G. 7, 22, 2 || faux [arme de guerre, analogue à la faux murale] : Cæs. G. 3, 14, 5 || faux armant les chars : Lucr. 3, 648 ; Curt. 4, 15, 2 ; Gell. 5, 3, 3.

Latin > German (Georges)

falx, falcis, Genet. Plur. falcium, f., jedes sichelförmige Werkzeug, I) im Landbau: a) die Sichel, Sense, fenaria, Cato u.a.: messoria, Pallad. u. ICt.: immissi cum falcibus multi purgarunt et aperuerunt locum, Cic. – b) die Hippe, das Winzermesser, Gartenmesser, arborea, Varro: vineatica, Cato: vinitoria, Col.: putatoria, Pallad. u. ICt.: dentata, Col.: lunata, Pallad.: absol., premere vitem falce, Hor. – II) im Kriegswesen, a) die Sichel am Streitwagen, currus cum falcibus, Sichelwagen, Gell. 5, 3, 3: rotae falcesque rapaces, Lucr. 3, 648. – b) ein unserm Feuerhaken ähnlicher Brechhaken, Reißhaken, als Mauerbrecher, Cic. u.a.: falces murales, Caes. Vgl. Garatoni Cic. Mil. 33, 91. p. 307 ed. Orell. Schneider Caes. b. G. 3, 14, 5. p. 256 sq.

Latin > English

falx falcis N F :: sickle. scythe; pruning knife; curved blade; hook for tearing down walls