perceant

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French perçant, from percer (to pierce).

Adjective[edit]

perceant (comparative more perceant, superlative most perceant)

  1. (now rare, archaic) Piercing, sharp. [from 14th c.]
    • 1590, Edmund Spendser, The Faerie Queene, I.10:
      wondrous quick and persant was his spright, / As Eagles eye, that can behold the Sunne [...].