pendant

pendant

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English

Alternative forms

  • pendaunt (obsolete)

Etymology

From Anglo-Norman pendaunt , Middle French pendant, noun use of adjective.

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈpɛnd(ə)nt/
  • Homophone: pendent

Noun

pendant (plural pendants)

  1. (architecture) A supporting post attached to the main rafter. [from 14th c.]
  2. A piece of jewellery which hangs down as an ornament, especially worn on a chain around the neck. [from 15th c.]
  3. The dangling part of an earring. [from 16th c.]
  4. (nautical) A short rope hanging down, used to attach hooks for tackles; a pennant. [from 15th c.]
  5. (fine arts) One of a pair; a counterpart.
    One vase is the pendant to the other vase.
  6. (obsolete) An appendix or addition, as to a book.
    • 1828, Thomas Keightley, The Fairy Mythology
      Many [] have been pleased with this work and its pendant, the Tales and Popular Fictions.
  7. (obsolete, in the plural) Testicles. [15th-17th c.]
  8. (obsolete) A pendulum.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir K. Digby to this entry?)
  9. (US) The stem and ring of a watch, by which it is suspended.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Knight to this entry?)
  10. A lamp hanging from the roof.
  11. An ornament of wood or of stone hanging downwards from a roof.
  12. A long narrow flag at the head of the principal mast in a royal ship.

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Translations

References

Further reading

  • Pendant in the 1921 edition of Collier's Encyclopedia.

Danish

Etymology

From French pendant (counterpart), from pendre (to hang), from Latin pendere (to hang).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /panɡdanɡ/, [pʰɑŋˈd̥ɑŋ]

Noun

pendant c (singular definite pendanten, plural indefinite pendanter)

  1. counterpart
  2. match
  3. fellow
  4. companion

Inflection

Synonyms

  • modstykke

Further reading

  • “pendant” in Den Danske Ordbog

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pɑ̃.dɑ̃/

Adjective

pendant (feminine singular pendante, masculine plural pendants, feminine plural pendantes)

  1. hanging

Noun

pendant m (plural pendants)

  1. stone that dangles on earrings
  2. match, counterpart

Descendants

  • Danish: pendant
  • German: Pendant
  • Italian: pendant

Preposition

pendant

  1. during, throughout, for the duration of

Derived terms

  • pendant que

Verb

pendant

  1. present participle of pendre

Further reading

  • “pendant” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Italian

Etymology

From French pendant. Doublet of pendente.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /panˈdan/

Noun

pendant m (invariable)

  1. match (matching item)
  2. pendant (dangling earing)

Further reading

  • pendant in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Latin

Verb

pendant

  1. third-person plural present active subjunctive of pendō

Welsh

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɛndant/

Adjective

pendant (feminine singular pendant, plural pendant, not comparable)

  1. definite (free from any doubt)
  2. positive

Derived terms

  • yn bendant (definitely)

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