borrowed from Latin versant-, versans, present participle of versārī "to come and go, be involved, concern oneself," passive (in middle sense) of versāre "to keep turning," frequentative of vertere "to turn" — more at worth entry 1
1645, in the meaning defined at sense 2
“Versant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/versant. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.
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