Meaning of naissant in English:


Pronunciation /ˈneɪs(ə)nt/


  • (of a charge, especially an animal) issuing from the middle of an ordinary, especially a fess.

    ‘A demi-lion naissant from the partition or with a sword argent in the paw dexter.’
    • ‘Or, a demi-lion rampant gules, naissant from a fesse sable.’
    just beginning, budding, developing, growing, embryonic, incipient, young, in its infancy, fledgling, evolving, emergent, emerging, rising, dawning, advancing, burgeoning


Late 16th century from French, literally ‘being born’, present participle of naître, from Latin nasci ‘be born’.