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courant

[koo r-uh nt for 1; koo-rahnt, French koo-rahn for 2]
adjective
  1. Heraldry. (of an animal) represented in the act of running: a greyhound courant.
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noun
  1. courante.
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Origin of courant

1595–1605; < French: literally, running, masculine present participle of courir to run; cf. current
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Word Origin and History for courant

n.

"newspaper" (now only in names of newspapers), from French courant, literally "running," present participle of courir "to run" (see current (adj.)).

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