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From Middle English besaunt, from Old French bezant, nominative bezanz, from Latin byzantius (of Byzantium).

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bezant (plural bezants)

  1. (history) A coin made of gold or silver, minted at Byzantium and used in currency throughout mediaeval Europe.
    Synonym: solidus
  2. (heraldry) The heraldic representation of a gold coin.
    • 1941 December, “The Why and the Wherefore: Cornish names of G.W.R. locomotives”, in Railway Magazine, page 575:
      One and All is the motto of the County of Cornwall, used below the coat-of-arms, which is a shield embracing fifteen bezants, or golden roundels, on a black ground; [...].

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch besant, from Old French bezant, from Latin byzantius.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bəˈzɑnt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: be‧zant
  • Rhymes: -ɑnt

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bezant m (plural bezanten, diminutive bezantje n)

  1. bezant (coin)
  2. (heraldry) bezant

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bezant m (plural bezants)

  1. bezant (coin)

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bezant m (oblique plural bezanz or bezantz, nominative singular bezanz or bezantz, nominative plural bezant)

  1. bezant (coin)