Ardent is listed in Parker’s Glossary of Terms Used in Heraldry with the meaning of “inflamed and burning.”  That is however, the only place I’ve seen it so referenced.  Generally Incesensed is used to describe an animal charge which is depicted so enraged as to have fire coming out of its mouth and eyes.  The term Inflamed is usually used to describe an inanimate object which is either a light or on fire, such as an altar or candel.

Kip Kay @ Heraldry on History Road ©2008-2011

Ardent, (fr.): inflamed and burning.

A Glossary of Terms Used in Heraldry; Parker & Company (1894).

What does “Ardent” mean in heraldry?
How is Ardent used in making a coat of arms?
Does Ardent appear in heraldic crests?
What would Ardent look like on a knight’s shield?

Originally posted 2011-10-10 15:25:52.


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