Middle English Dictionary Entry
|Etymology||Ultimately from L haurient- drinking, swallowing (OD haurient); probably from an AF *heiraunt, a secondary variant of *hoiraunt.|
Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)
Her. Of a fish: Upright (in pale) with the head at the top (in chief), as if rising to the surface for air; hauriant.
- (c1460) Bk.Arms in Anc.9 (Hrl 2169)167 : A beryth synobyll vj loucys eyronde of sylvyr.