Origin of volant
Examples from the Web for volant
Historical Examples of 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)
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.
Word Origin 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."