vexillology

[vek-suh-lol-uh-jee]

noun

the study of flags.

Nearby words

  1. vexil,
  2. vexilla,
  3. vexillary,
  4. vexillate,
  5. vexillographer,
  6. vexillum,
  7. vf,
  8. vfd,
  9. vfr,
  10. vfx

Origin of vexillology

1955–60; < Latin vexill(um) flag, vexillum + -o- + -logy

Related formsvex·il·log·ic [vek-sil-uh-loj-ik] /vɛkˌsɪl əˈlɒdʒ ɪk/, vex·il·lo·log·i·cal, adjectivevex·il·lol·o·gist, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for vexillology

vexillology

noun

the study and collection of information about flags
Derived Formsvexillologist, noun

Word Origin for vexillology

C20: from Latin vexillum flag + -logy

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Word Origin and History for vexillology

vexillology

n.

1959, from Latin vexillum "flag" + -ology.

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