Origin of volant
Examples from the Web for volant
The appeal was comprehensible, and the charioteer, assiduously obliging, fell to posture of checking none too volant steeds.The So-called Human Race|Bert Leston Taylor
The over-breastplate was also called the volant—a defence much used in tilts in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.Spanish Arms and Armour|Albert F. Calvert
Again his cheek wore the brightness of health; and his volant step, too often reminded him how narrow were his boundaries.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 2 (of 4)|Jane Porter
Indeed, many kinds of volant animals are endemic to the Solomons.Systematics of Megachiropteran Bats in the Solomon Islands|Carleton J. Phillips
Verba volant, scripta manent—What is spoken flies, what is written remains.
British Dictionary definitions for volant
Word Origin for volant
Word Origin and History for volant
"flying," c.1500, from Middle French, from Latin volantem (nominative volans), present participle of volare "to fly," of unknown origin. French voler, literally "to fly," in 16c. acquired a sense of "to steal," via the transitive meaning "to make fly."