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