Origin of gonfanon
Examples from the Web for gonfanon
He bore the gonfanon boldly, high aloft in the breeze, and rode by the duke, going wherever he went.The Chronicle of the Norman Conquest|Master Wace
Originally this ensign was called a gonfanon, the combination of two Teutonic words, signifying war and a standard.The History of Chivalry, Volume I (of 2)|Charles Mills
No sign of the cross now remains in the painting, but in the sculpture it is plainly visible at the head of this gonfanon.
Another variety of feudal standard, differing from either the bannire or the pennon, was the gonfanon.Castles and Chateaux of Old Navarre and the Basque Provinces|Francis Miltoun
Near the head of the lance is a gonfanon the fly of which is split into long tails.