passant

See also: Passant

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Anglo-Norman passant, Middle French passant.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpæsənt/, (hyperforeign) /pəˈsɑnt/
  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

passant (not comparable)

  1. (heraldry, of a four-legged animal) Walking, usually to the right, and looking straight ahead with the right forepaw raised from the ground. [from 15th c.]
  2. (obsolete) Currently in use; in vogue. [17th-19th c.]
    • 1646, Sir Thomas Browne, Pseudodoxia Epidemica, III.7:
      Many opinions are passant concerning the basilisk, or little king of serpents, commonly called the cockatrice [...].

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CatalanEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

passant

  1. present participle of passar

PrepositionEdit

passant

  1. beyond, past
  2. around (e.g. a corner)
    La botiga és només passant la cantonada.
    The shop is just around the corner.

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French passant.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: pas‧sant

NounEdit

passant m (plural passanten, diminutive passantje n)

  1. passer-by
    De passanten negeerden de doedelzakspeler voornamelijk, maar sommigen gooiden wat in zijn pet.
    The passers-by mostly ignored the piper, but some threw something in his cap.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

First attested in Old French.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

passant m (plural passants)

  1. passer-by
  2. loop (in belt etc.)

AdjectiveEdit

passant (feminine singular passante, masculine plural passants, feminine plural passantes)

  1. busy (as in a busy street)
  2. (heraldry) passant

VerbEdit

passant

  1. present participle of passer

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LatinEdit

VerbEdit

passant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of passō

Old FrenchEdit

VerbEdit

passant

  1. present participle of passer

DescendantsEdit

  • English: passant

PaliEdit

Alternative formsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

passant

  1. present active participle of passati (to see)

DeclensionEdit