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gonfalon

[ gon-fuh-luhn ]
/ ˈgɒn fə lən /
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noun
a banner suspended from a crossbar, often with several streamers or tails.
a standard, especially one used by the medieval Italian republics.
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Origin of gonfalon

1585–95; <Italian gonfalone<Middle French gonfalon, gonfanon<Germanic; see gonfanon
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British Dictionary definitions for gonfalon

gonfalon

gonfanon (ˈɡɒnfənən)

/ (ˈɡɒnfələn) /

noun
a banner hanging from a crossbar, used esp by certain medieval Italian republics or in ecclesiastical processions
a battle flag suspended crosswise on a staff, usually having a serrated edge to give the appearance of streamers

Word Origin for gonfalon

C16: from Old Italian gonfalone, from Old French gonfalon, of Germanic origin; compare Old English gūthfana war banner, Old Norse gunnfani
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