argent

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

argent (countable and uncountable, plural argents)

  1. (archaic) The metal silver.
  2. (heraldry) The white or silver tincture on a coat of arms.
    argent:  
    • 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.

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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]

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  • 1667, John Milton, “(please specify the book number)”, in Paradise Lost. [], London: [] [Samuel Simmons], [], OCLC 228722708; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: [], London: Basil Montagu Pickering [], 1873, OCLC 230729554:
    Those argent Fields more likely habitants, / Translated Saints, or middle Spirits hold / Betwixt th' Angelical and Human kinde
  • 1818, John Keats, “(please specify the page)”, in Endymion: A Poetic Romance, London: [] [T. Miller] for Taylor and Hessey, [], OCLC 1467112:
    she did soar / So passionately bright, my dazzled soul / Commingling with her argent spheres did roll / Through clear and cloudy
  • 1818, John Keats, “(please specify the page)”, in Endymion: A Poetic Romance, London: [] [T. Miller] for Taylor and Hessey, [], OCLC 1467112:
    Pardon me, airy planet, that I prize / One thought beyond thine argent luxuries!
  • 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, Thomas Hardy, Tess of the d’Urbervilles: A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented [], volume (please specify |volume=I to III), London: James R[ipley] Osgood, McIlvaine and Co., [], OCLC 13623666:
    "A castle argent is certainly my crest," said he blandly.
  • 1922 February, James Joyce, Ulysses, London: The Egoist Press, published October 1922, OCLC 2297483:
    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.
  • 1922 February, James Joyce, Ulysses, London: The Egoist Press, published October 1922, OCLC 2297483:
    Keep our flag flying! An eagle gules volant in a field argent displayed.
  • 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
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Etymology[edit]

From Latin argentum.

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Noun[edit]

argent m (uncountable)

  1. silver
    Synonym: plata
  2. (heraldry) argent

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French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aʁ.ʒɑ̃/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ar‧gent

Noun[edit]

argent m (plural argents)

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

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  • Haitian Creole: ajan

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French argent.

Noun[edit]

argent m (plural argens or argentz)

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

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Norman[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

argent m (uncountable)

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

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Occitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Occitan argent, from Latin argentum.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Lengadocian) IPA(key): [aɾˈd͡ʒen]
  • (Lemosin) IPA(key): [aʁˈd͡zɛ̃ⁿ]
  • (file)
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

argent m (plural argents)

  1. silver

Old French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

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

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

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Etymology and history of “argent”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.

Old Occitan[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin argentum.

Noun[edit]

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

  1. silver

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Old Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Occitan argent, from Latin argentum, from Proto-Italic *argentom, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂r̥ǵn̥tóm.

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Noun[edit]

argent m (usually uncountable)

  1. silver
    • c. 1200, Almerich, Fazienda de Ultramar, f. 55v.
      cuemos torno putána la cibdad fidel plena de iudicios : iuſticia manie enella e agora homicidio. To argent es tónado eſcoria to uino es buelto en agua.
      How the faithful city full of righteousness has become a harlot! Justice dwelt within her, but now murder. Your silver has become dross and your wine has turned into water.
    Synonym: plata f