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  • adj. Rearing on the hind legs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In heraldry, rearing on its hind legs: said of a horse. Also frighted.

Etymologies

From French forcené ("rabid"), past participle of forcener ("to go mad, become enraged"), from Middle French, from Old French forsener ("to be mad with rage") (compare Old French forsenede ("one who has lost his mind")), from for- + sen ("sense, reason, mind"), Frankish *sinn, *sinno ("sense, mind, judgement"), from Proto-Germanic *sinnaz (“sense, mind, wisdom, meaning”), from Proto-Indo-European *sent- (“to feel”). Cognate with German Sinn ("sense, meaning, mind"), Dutch zin ("sense, desire"). More at for-, sense. (Wiktionary)

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