argent

[ahr-juhnt]
noun
1.
Heraldry. the tincture or metal silver.
2.
Archaic.
b.
something silvery or white.
3.
Obsolete, money.
adjective
4.
like silver; silvery white.
5.
Heraldry. of the tincture or metal silver: a lion argent.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English argentum < Latin: silver, money

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argent-

variant of argento-, especially before a vowel.
Also, argenti-.
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argent (ˈɑːdʒənt)
 
n
a.  an archaic or poetic word for silver
 b.  (as adjective; often postpositive, esp in heraldry): a bend argent
 
[C15: from Old French, from Latin]

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argent
late 15c., "quicksilver," from M.Fr. argent, from O.Fr. (11c.), from L. argentum "silver, white money," from PIE *arg-ent- (cf. Avestan erezata-, O.Pers. ardata-, Armenian arcat, O.Ir. argat, Breton arc'hant "silver"), from base *arg- "to shine, white," thus "the shining or white metal, silver" (cf.
Gk. argos "white," arguron "silver;" Skt. arjuna- "white, shining," rajata- "silver," Hittite harki- "white").
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