passant

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman passant, Middle French passant.

Adjective[edit]

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.]
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.i:
      He them espying, gan himselfe prepare, / And on his arme addresse his goodly shield / That bore a Lion passant in a golden field.
  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 [...].

Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

passant

  1. Present participle of passar.

Preposition[edit]

passant

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

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Hyphenation: pas‧sant

Etymology[edit]

From passeren +‎ -ant

Noun[edit]

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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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in Old French.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

passant m (plural passants)

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

Adjective[edit]

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

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

Verb[edit]

passant

  1. Present participle of passer.

Old French[edit]

Verb[edit]

passant

  1. Present participle of passer.

Descendants[edit]