sejant

adjective

se·​jant ˈsē-jənt How to pronounce sejant (audio)
: sitting
used of a heraldic animal

Word History

Etymology

modification of Middle French seant, present participle of seoir to sit, from Latin sedēre — more at sit

First Known Use

circa 1500, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sejant was circa 1500

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Cite this Entry

“Sejant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sejant. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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