The Collaborative International Dictionary
Falx \Falx\, n. [L., a sickle.] (Anat.) A curved fold or process of the dura mater or the peritoneum; esp., one of the partitionlike folds of the dura mater which extend into the great fissures of the brain.
n. 1 a short Dacian sword that resembles a sickle 2 (context anatomy English) A curved fold or process of the dura mater or the peritoneum, especially one of the partition-like folds of the dura mater which extend into the great fissures of the brain.
"Falx" is a Latin word originally meaning sickle but was later used to mean any of a number of tools that had a curved blade that was sharp on the inside edge such as a scythe. Falx was also used to mean a weapon – particularly that of the Thracians and Dacians – and, later, a siege hook used by the Romans themselves.
Falx may refer to:
- Falciform ligament, a ligament of the liver
- Falx, a sickle, scythe or sickle-like weapon used by Dacians
- Falx cerebelli and falx cerebri, two parts of the dura mater of the brain
- Foramen ovale (heart), a fetal cardiac shunt, also called the falx septi
- Conjoint tendon, a sickle-shaped tendon of the transversus abdominis muscle, also called the inguinal aponeurotic falx
Usage examples of "falx".
Qua quidem ex re hominum multitudo cognosci potuit: nam minus horis tribus milium pedum XV in circuitu munitionem perfecerunt reliquisque diebus turres ad altitudinem valli, falces testudinesque, quas idem captivi docuerant, parare ac facere coeperunt.
Fax prompted no fewer than thirty-three suggested alternatives, mc\ uAmgfab, fays, feats, fuzz, feaze, phase, and at least two more that are unknown to lexicography: falx and phase.