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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Latin vexillum (flag, banner).

NounEdit

vexillum (plural vexilla)

  1. A flag, banner, or standard.
  2. A company of troops serving under one standard.
  3. The sign of the cross.
  4. (botany) The upper petal of a papilionaceous flower.
  5. (zoology) The rhachis and web of a feather taken together; the vane.

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TranslationsEdit

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for vexillum in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Diminutive noun of vēlum (< Proto-Italic *wekslom).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

vexillum n (genitive vexillī); second declension

  1. flag, banner
  2. accusative singular of vexillum
  3. vocative singular of vexillum

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative vexillum vexilla
genitive vexillī vexillōrum
dative vexillō vexillīs
accusative vexillum vexilla
ablative vexillō vexillīs
vocative vexillum vexilla

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • vexillum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • vexillum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “vexillum”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • vexillum” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to fix the ensign on the general's tent (as a signal to commence the engagement): vexillum proponere (Liv. 22. 3)
  • vexillum in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • vexillum in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin