gonfanon

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

gonfanon (plural gonfanons)

  1. Alternative form of gonfalon
    • 1922, William Gordon Perrin, British Flags, their early history, and their development at sea, page 14
      At the same time, a companion figure, which from the mutilated superscription in the tapestry appears to be Eustace of Boulogne, lifts this gonfanon high in the air with his left hand while with the right he points to the Duke's face; a significant action, calling attention in a twofold manner to William's presence.

Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Frankish *gundfano, from Proto-Germanic *gunþifanô.

NounEdit

gonfanon m (oblique plural gonfanons, nominative singular gonfanons, nominative plural gonfanon)

  1. gonfalon

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (gonfanon, supplement)