bezant

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noun be·zant \ˈbe-zənt, bə-ˈzant\

Definition of bezant

  1. 1 :  solidus 1

  2. 2 :  a flat disk used in architectural ornament

Origin and Etymology of bezant

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


First Known Use: 13th century

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