gardant vs guardant what difference

what is difference between gardant and guardant

English

Etymology

From French. See guardant.

Adjective

gardant (not comparable)

  1. (heraldry) Turning the head towards the spectator, but not the body.

French

Pronunciation

Verb

gardant

  1. present participle of garder

Norman

Verb

gardant

  1. present participle of garder


English

Alternative forms

  • gardant

Etymology

From Old French guardant, present participle of guarder.

Adjective

guardant (not comparable)

  1. (heraldry, of an animal) Positioned with the body viewed from the side, but with the head turned toward the viewer

Translations

Noun

guardant (plural guardants)

  1. (obsolete) A guardian.
    • 1592, William Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part 1
      But when my angry guardant stood alone, / Tendering my ruin and assail’d of none, / Dizzy-eyed fury and great rage of heart / Suddenly made him from my side to start / Into the clustering battle of the French.

Catalan

Verb

guardant

  1. present participle of guardar

Middle French

Verb

guardant (feminine singular guardante, masculine plural guardans, feminine plural guardantes)

  1. present participle of guarder
  2. (may be preceded by en, invariable) gerund of guarder

Old French

Verb

guardant

  1. present participle of guarder

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