gonfanon

[ gon-fuh-nuh n ]
/ ˈgɒn fə nən /
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noun

a gonfalon that hangs directly from a pole, especially from the shaft of a lance just below the lance head.

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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