naissant

/ (ˈneɪsənt) /

adjective

heraldry (of a beast) having only the forepart shown above a horizontal division of a shield

Nearby words

  1. nairu,
  2. naismith,
  3. naismith's rule,
  4. naismith, james,
  5. naissance,
  6. naive,
  7. naive realism,
  8. naivete,
  9. naivety,
  10. naiveté

Word Origin for naissant

C16: from Old French, literally: being born. See nascent

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Word Origin and History for naissant

naissant

adj.

1570s, from French naissant, present participle of naître (see naissance).

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