Etymology
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argent (n.)

early 15c., "silver, silver coin," from Old French argent "silver, silver money; quicksilver" (11c.), from Latin argentum "silver, silver work, silver money," from PIE *arg-ent-, suffixed form of root *arg- "to shine; white," thus "silver" as "the shining or white metal." Earlier in English in the sense "quicksilver, the metal mercury" (c. 1300); the adjective sense "silver-colored" is from late 15c.

updated on May 25, 2017

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Definitions of argent from WordNet
1
argent (n.)
a metal tincture used in heraldry to give a silvery appearance;
2
argent (adj.)
of lustrous grey; covered with or tinged with the color of silver;
Synonyms: silver / silvery / silverish
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