Gonfalon definition

gŏnfə-lŏn, -lən
A banner suspended from a crosspiece, especially as a standard in an ecclesiastical procession or as the ensign of a medieval Italian republic.
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A flag hanging from a crosspiece instead of an upright staff, usually ending in streamers; esp., such a standard of any of the medieval republics of Italy.
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A standard or ensign, consisting of a pole with a crosspiece from which a banner is suspended, especially as used in church processions, but also for civic and military display.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of gonfalon - gonfanon

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
gonfalon
Plural:
gonfalons

Origin of gonfalon

  • Italian gonfalone of Germanic origin gwhen- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Italian gonfalone.

    From Wiktionary