Definition of naissant in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈnāsənt/


(Of a charge, especially an animal) issuing from the middle of an ordinary, especially a fess.
Example sentences
  • A demi-lion naissant from the partition or with a sword argent in the paw dexter.
  • Or, a demi-lion rampant gules, naissant from a fesse sable.


Late 16th century: from French, literally 'being born', present participle of naître, from Latin nasci 'be born'.

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Syllabification: nais·sant

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