The notion of rampant derives from the French word rampant, in turn from ancient French ramper (which can be translated as "climb" ). The term is used in the field of heraldry to allude to animal which, in a shield, is represented with the open hand and their claws in position to grab or catch .
He rampant animal , in this frame, appears standing on its hind legs and with raised hands . One of the most common is the rampant lion , which is usually shown with the profile head and the left hand lower than the right. This heraldic lion usually has an open mouth and his language outside, in an aggressive attitude.
He rampant horse He is another protagonist of heraldry. In any case, in this case the image tends to be associated with the shield of Ferrari , the famous brand Italian car. Called Rampant Cavallino , arose in 1923 , when Enzo Ferrari met the countess Paolina .
Count Francesco Baracca , son of the mentioned countess, was a hero Italian of the First World War He had a habit of painting a horse on his planes. The story goes that his mother suggested to Ferrari use the rampant horse as an amulet in their vehicles and thus the Rampant Cavallino .
He adjective Rampant is also used to refer to what results hooked like the claws of the rampant lion and the one who is qualified as climber . On the other hand, it is mentioned as rampant to what is found in a growing phase or rising .