also pendent noun Etymology: Middle English pendaunt, from Anglo-French pendant, from present participle of pendre to hang, from Vulgar Latin *pendere, from Latin pendēre; akin to Latin pendere to weigh, estimate, pay, pondus weight Date: 14th century 1. something suspended: as a. an ornament (as on a necklace) allowed to hang free b. an electrical fixture suspended from the ceiling 2. a hanging ornament of roofs or ceilings much used in the later styles of Gothic architecture 3. a length of line usually used as a connector on a boat or ship; especially a short rope hanging from a spar and having at its free end a block or spliced thimble 4. chiefly British pennant 1a 5. a. companion piece b. something secondary or supplementary

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  • Pendant — Sn passendes Gegenstück per. Wortschatz fremd. Erkennbar fremd (18. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus frz. pendant m., einem substantivierten Gerundium von frz. pendre herabhängen , aus gallo rom. pendere, aus l. pendēre, einem Intensivum zu l.… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Pendant — Pend ant, n. [F., orig. p. pr. of pendre to hang, L. pendere. Cf. {Pendent}, {Pansy}, {Pensive}, {Poise}, {Ponder}.] 1. Something which hangs or depends; something suspended; a hanging appendage, especially one of an ornamental character; as to a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pendant — pendánt s. n., pl. pendánte Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  PENDÁNT s.n. v. pandant. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN …   Dicționar Român

  • pendant — (n.) c.1400, loose, hanging part of anything, from Anglo Fr. pendaunt hanging (c.1300), from O.Fr. pendant (13c.), noun use of prp. of pendre to hang, from L. pendere to hang, from PIE root * (s)pen(d) to pull, stretch (see SPAN (Cf. span) (v.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Pendant — Pendant: Das Fremdwort für »Gegen , Seitenstück; Ergänzung« wurde im 18. Jh. aus gleichbed. frz. pendant entlehnt. Dies ist das substantivierte Part. Präs. zu frz. pendre (< lat. pendere) »hängen« (vgl. ↑ Pendel) und bedeutet demnach… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • pendant — pendant, pendent, pennant The noun pendant means ‘a hanging jewel or ornament’ or in nautical use ‘a short rope hanging from the head of a mast’; the adjective pendent means ‘hanging or overhanging’ and has a few technical uses. A pennant is a… …   Modern English usage

  • pendant — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 7}}[wym. ppendantdpendant – akcent na ostatniej sylabie] {{/stl 7}}{{stl 8}}rz. n ndm {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} odpowiednik, symetryczne uzupełnienie czegoś, tworzący wraz z innymi rzeczami, pojęciami itp. harmonijną całość : {{/stl… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • pendant — [pen′dənt] n. [ME pendaunt < OFr pendant, prp. of pendre < L pendere, to hang < IE base * (s)pen(d) , to pull, stretch > SPIN] 1. a hanging ornamental object, as one suspended from an earring or a necklace 2. the stem and ring of a… …   English World dictionary

  • pendant — фр. (пандан) в дополнение к чему либо. Толковый словарь иностранных слов Л. П. Крысина. М: Русский язык, 1998 …   Словарь иностранных слов русского языка

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