sejant
adjective Etymology: modification of Middle French seant, present participle of seoir to sit, from Latin sedēre — more at sit Date: circa 1500 sitting — used of a heraldic animal

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  • Sejant — Se jant, Sejeant Se jeant, a. [F. s[ e]ant, p. pr. of seoir to sit, L. sedere.] (Her.) Sitting, as a lion or other beast. [1913 Webster] {Sejant rampant}, sitting with the forefeet lifted up. Wright. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sejant — or sejeant [sē′jənt] adj. [Anglo Fr seiant, prp. of seier (OFr seoir), to sit < L sedere, to SIT] Heraldry sitting erect with the forepaws resting on the ground [a lion sejant] …   English World dictionary

  • sejant — /see jeuhnt/, adj. Heraldry. (of an animal) represented in a sitting posture: a lion sejant. Also, sejeant. [1490 1500; var. of seiante < AF; MF seant, equiv. to se (s. of seoir < L sedere to SIT1) + ant ANT] * * * …   Universalium

  • sejant — adjective Seated, sitting …   Wiktionary

  • Sejant — Her. Describes a beast sitting upright. [< OldFr. seant < Lat. sedeo = to sit] …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • sejant — adj. (of heraldic animal) sitting (as a figure of an animal on a coat of arms in a sitting position) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sejant — [ si:dʒ(ə)nt] adjective [postposition] Heraldry (of an animal) sitting upright. Origin C15: alt. of an OFr. var. of seant sitting …   English new terms dictionary

  • sejant — se·jant …   English syllables

  • sejant — se•jant [[t]ˈsi dʒənt[/t]] adj. her (of a heraldic animal) sitting • Etymology: 1490–1500; var. of seiante < AF; OF seant, prp. of seoir < L sedēre to sit; see ant …   From formal English to slang

  • sejant — /ˈsidʒənt/ (say seejuhnt) adjective Heraldry in a sitting posture. {also seiant, from Old French seant, present participle of seoir sit, from Latin sedēre} …   Australian English dictionary

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