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argent

[ ahr-juh nt ]SEE DEFINITION OF argent

Synonyms for argent

  • silver
  • white
  • silvery
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We had been out-fitted in London by the world-renowned firm of Argent and Joy.

I inquired, remembering the sable device on argent of which the priest had told me.

That is the coat of the Blandamers—barry nebuly of six, argent and vert.

On a scutcheon of pretence in the centre, Argent, a lion ramp.

Crest; a dragon's sinister wing, argent, charged with a cross, gules.

Formerly imagined to be an abbreviation of argent, cant term for silver.

A dolphin, argent, naisant and crowned, part of the company's arms.

It bore for device a Falcon volant, argent, with a fetter-lock, or.

Thus I do not find it in the editions of Schurerius, Argent.

This is not strictly accurate, as the border was argent only.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "quicksilver, the metal mercury," from Old French argent (11c.), from Latin argentum "silver, silver work, white money," from PIE *arg-ent- (cf. Avestan erezata-, Old Persian ardata-, Armenian arcat, Old Irish argat, Breton arc'hant "silver"), from root *arg- "to shine; white," thus "the shining or white metal, silver" (cf. Greek argos "white," arguron "silver;" Sanskrit arjuna- "white, shining," rajata- "silver," Hittite harki- "white"). Meaning "silver, silver coin" is early 15c. in English; the adjective sense "silver-colored," late 15c.

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bright

adjectiveshining, glowing in appearance
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