gonfanon

[gon-fuh-nuh n]

Origin of gonfanon

1250–1300; Middle English go(u)nfano(u)n < Old French gunfanun, gonfanon, Old Provençal gonfano < Germanic; compare Old High German gund (Old English gūth) battle, German Fahne flag
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Historical Examples of gonfanon

  • I shall only add that the banner was sometimes called the Gonfanon.

  • Near the head of the lance is a gonfanon the fly of which is split into long tails.

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  • As they sat upright upon their horses the tails of the gonfanon reached down to their hands or even to their feet.

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  • No sign of the cross now remains in the painting, but in the sculpture it is plainly visible at the head of this gonfanon.

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  • A gonfanon blue and white with a shield of the royal arms surrounded by a garter powdered with a golden fleurs de lis.

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