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Word "flag" in Latin

Last modified: 2012-04-06 by antónio martins
Keywords: vexillum | vexillvm | uexillum | signum | sicnvm | sicnum | banderium | banderia |
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For the Vatican, as in Liturgy, as in the Laws, "vexillum" and "signum" are the most frequent words for "flag" or "pennant".
Bruno Alexandre, 18 Aug 2007


Word " vexillum "

Word:
vexillum
Script:
Latin
Etym. family:
*vexil-
Grammatical gender:
⚲ (neuter)

Remarks:

Latin Wikipedia article about vexillum
English Wikitionary entry about vexillum

I can confirm "vexillum" in Catholic Church’s Liturgy (there is one anthem at least, Vexilla Regis)
Bruno Alexandre, 18 Aug 2007


Word " VEXILLVM "

Word:
VEXILLVM
Script:
Latin
Variant:
historical/residual form of "vexillum"

Word " uexillum "

Word:
uexillum
Script:
Latin
Variant:
unpredictable lower case form of "VEXILLVM"

Word " signum " (="flag")

Word:
signum
Script:
Latin
Etym. family:
*sign
Meaning:
flag

Remarks:
meaning also "sign" in general sense, and "coat of arms"
Latin Wikipedia article about signum

Word " SICNVM "

Word:
SICNVM
Script:
Latin
Variant:
historical/residual form of "signum"

Remarks:
before 380 bC

Word " sicnum "

Word:
sicnum
Script:
Latin
Variant:
unpredictable lower case form of "SICNVM"

Word " banderium " (="flag")

Word:
banderium
Script:
Latin
Etym. family:
*band-
Meaning:
flag

Remarks:
Mediaeval use

Word " banderia "

Word:
banderia
Script:
Latin
Variant:
plural of "banderium"

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