insignia

See also: insígnia

EnglishEdit

 
Insignia of the Soviet/Russian space station Mir.

EtymologyEdit

From Latin īnsīgnia, nominative plural of īnsīgne (emblem, token, symbol). Doublet of ensign.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ɪnˈsɪɡ.ni.ə/
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NounEdit

insignia (plural insignias or insignia)

  1. A patch or other object that indicates a person's official or military rank, or membership in a group or organization.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:badge
    • 2019 March 18, Steven Pifer, Five years after Crimea’s illegal annexation, the issue is no closer to resolution[1], The Center for International Security and Cooperation:
      The little green men were clearly professional soldiers by their bearing, carried Russian weapons, and wore Russian combat fatigues, but they had no identifying insignia. Vladimir Putin originally denied they were Russian soldiers; that April, he confirmed they were.
  2. A symbol or token of personal power, status, or office, or of an official body of government or jurisdiction.
    • 1826, Mary Shelley, The Last Man, Part 1, chapter 6:
      The former Protector tendered him the oaths, and presented him with the insignia of office, performing the ceremonies of installation.
  3. (figuratively) A mark or token by which anything is known.
    • 1834, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Francesca Carrara, volume 3, page 80:
      But if autumn wear the insignia of nature's royalty, its purple and gold, in only the shaded lane or the green field with its one or two old trees, what is its more than eastern pomp in a wooded empire like the New Forest!
    • 2006, P. Goodrich, The Laws of Love: A Brief Historical and Practical Manual, page 49:
      Rule 23: “The stress of love makes it hard to eat and sleep.” To these empirical laws we can add the various other insignia of love.

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GalicianEdit

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NounEdit

insignia f (plural insignias)

  1. pin, badge

LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

īnsignia

  1. nominative/accusative/vocative plural of īnsigne

SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /inˈsiɡnja/, [ĩnˈsiɣ̞.nja]
  • Hyphenation: in‧sig‧nia

NounEdit

insignia f (plural insignias)

  1. badge, insignia

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