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bez·ant

 (bĕz′ənt, bə-zănt′)
n.
1. See solidus.
2. Architecture A flat disk used as an ornament.

[Middle English besant, from Old French, from Medieval Latin Bȳzantius, from Latin, of Byzantium.]

bezant

(ˈbɛzənt; bɪˈzænt) or

bezzant

n
1. a medieval Byzantine gold coin
2. (Architecture) architect an ornament in the form of a flat disc
3. (Heraldry) heraldry a small gold circle
[C13: from Old French besant, from Medieval Latin Bӯzantius Byzantine (coin)]

bez•ant

(ˈbɛz ənt, bɪˈzænt)

n.
1. the gold solidus of the Byzantine Empire.
2. a disklike architectural ornament.
[1150–1200; Middle English < Old French < Medieval Latin byzantius (nummus) Byzantine (coin)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bezant - a gold coin of the Byzantine Empirebezant - a gold coin of the Byzantine Empire; widely circulated in Europe in the Middle Ages
coin - a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money
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