Open main menu

Contents

EnglishEdit

 
English Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English argent, from Old French argent (silver), from Latin argentum (white money, silver).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

argent (countable and uncountable, plural argents)

  1. (archaic) The metal silver.
  2. (heraldry) The white or silver tincture on a coat of arms.
    argent colour:  
    • 1909, Arthur Charles Fox-Davies, A Complete Guide to Heraldry
      The metals are gold and silver, these being termed "or" and "argent".
  3. (obsolete, poetic) Whiteness; anything that is white.
    • Tennyson
      The polished argent of her breast.

TranslationsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

argent (not comparable)

  1. of silver or silver-coloured.
  2. (heraldry): of white or silver tincture on a coat of arms.
    • 1889, Charles Norton Elvin, A Dictionary of Heraldry
      ...when the shield is argent, it is shown in an engraving by being left plain.

SynonymsEdit

TranslationsEdit

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

  • Ag (chemical symbol for silver)

See alsoEdit

QuotationsEdit

  • 1667, Those argent Fields more likely habitants, / Translated Saints, or middle Spirits hold / Betwixt th' Angelical and Human kinde — John Milton, Paradise Lost
  • 1733, Or ask of yonder argent fields above, / Why Jove's Satellites are less than Jove? — Alexander Pope, Essay on Man
  • 1817, she did soar / So passionately bright, my dazzled soul / Commingling with her argent spheres did roll / Through clear and cloudy — John Keats, Endymion
  • 1817, Pardon me, airy planet, that I prize / One thought beyond thine argent luxuries! — John Keats, Endymion
  • 1818, Two wings this orb / Possess'd for glory, two fair argent wings — John Keats, Hyperion
  • 1819, At length burst in the argent revelry, / With plume, tiara, and all rich array, / Numerous as shadows haunting fairily / The brain — John Keats, The Eve of St Agnes
  • 1891,"A castle argent is certainly my crest," said he blandly. — Thomas Hardy, Tess of the d'Urbervilles
  • 1922, Like John o'Gaunt his name is dear to him, as dear as the coat and crest he toadied for, on a bend sable a spear or steeled argent, honorificabilitudinitatibus, dearer than his glory of greatest shakescene in the country. — James Joyce, Ulysses
  • 1922, Keep our flag flying! An eagle gules volant in a field argent displayed. — James Joyce, Ulysses
  • 1967, Argent I craft you as the star / Of flower-shut evening — John Berryman, Berryman's Sonnets

AnagramsEdit


CatalanEdit

Chemical element
Ag Previous: pal·ladi (Pd)
Next: cadmi (Cd)

EtymologyEdit

From Old Occitan argent, from Latin argentum.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

argent m (uncountable)

  1. silver
  2. (heraldry) argent

SynonymsEdit


FrenchEdit

 
French Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia fr

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French argent, from Old French argent, from Latin argentum (according to the TLFi etymological dictionary, a borrowing), itself from Proto-Italic *argentom, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂r̥ǵn̥tóm, from *h₂erǵ- (white).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

argent m (plural argents)

  1. silver
  2. money
  3. (heraldry) argent (white in heraldry)

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Haitian Creole: ajan

ReferencesEdit

Further readingEdit

AnagramsEdit


Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French argent.

NounEdit

argent m (plural argens or argentz)

  1. silver (metal)
  2. silver (color)

DescendantsEdit


NormanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French argent, from Latin argentum (possibly a borrowing), itself from Proto-Italic *argentom, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂r̥ǵn̥tóm, from *h₂erǵ- (white).

NounEdit

argent m (uncountable)

  1. silver
  2. (Jersey) snow-in-summer

Derived termsEdit


Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin argentum, according to the TLFi etymological dictionary, an early borrowing[1].

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

argent m (oblique plural argenz or argentz, nominative singular argenz or argentz, nominative plural argent)

  1. silver (metal)
  2. silver (color)

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit


Old OccitanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin argentum.

NounEdit

argent m (oblique plural argents, nominative singular argents, nominative plural argent)

  1. silver

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit