sejant

sejant

[see-juhnt]
adjective Heraldry.
(of an animal) represented in a sitting posture: a lion sejant.
Also, sejeant.


Origin:
1490–1500; variant of seiante < Anglo-French; Middle French seant, equivalent to se- (stem of seoir < Latin sedēre to sit1) + -ant -ant

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sejant or sejeant (ˈsiːdʒənt)
 
adj
(usually postpositive) heraldry (of a beast) shown seated
 
[C16: variant of seant, from Old French, from seoir to sit, from Latin sedēre]
 
sejeant or sejeant
 
adj
 
[C16: variant of seant, from Old French, from seoir to sit, from Latin sedēre]

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