for·​ce·​ne | \ ¦fȯrsə¦nā, (ˈ)fȯr¦sēn \

Definition of forcene

of a heraldic representation of a horse
: depicted rearing

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History and Etymology for forcene

French forcené, frantic, mad, insane, from Old French forsené, past participle of forsener to be or become mad or furious, from fors out of, outside, except + sen mind, sense, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German sin sense, mind

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“Forcene.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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