bezant

noun
be·​zant | \ ˈbe-zᵊnt How to pronounce bezant (audio) , bə-ˈzant How to pronounce bezant (audio) \

Definition of bezant

2 : a flat disk used in architectural ornament

First Known Use of bezant

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for bezant

Middle English besant, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin Byzantius Byzantine, from Byzantium, ancient name of Istanbul

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