argent

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Old French argent (silver), from Latin argentum (white money, silver)

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Noun[edit]

argent (uncountable)

  1. 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.

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Adjective[edit]

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.

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  • Ag (chemical symbol for silver)

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Quotations[edit]

  • 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

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Catalan[edit]

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

Etymology[edit]

From Latin argentum.

Noun[edit]

argent m (uncountable)

  1. silver

French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French, from Latin argentum, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂erǵn̥t-, n-stem form of *h₂erǵ- (white).

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Noun[edit]

argent m (plural argents)

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

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Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin argentum.

Noun[edit]

argent m (usually uncountable)

  1. silver
  2. snow-in-summer

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Middle French[edit]

Noun[edit]

argent m (plural argents or argentz)

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

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Old French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin argentum.

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Noun[edit]

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

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

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