Gonfalon
Gonfalon Gon"fa*lon, Gonfanon Gon"fa*non, n. [OE. gonfanoun, OF. gonfanon, F. gonfalon, the same word as F. confalon, name of a religious brotherhood, fr. OHG. gundfano war flag; gund war (used in comp., and akin to AS. g[=u][eth]) + fano cloth, flag; akin to E. vane; cf. AS. g[=u][eth]fana. See {Vane}, and cf. {Confalon}.] 1. The ensign or standard in use by certain princes or states, such as the medi[ae]val republics of Italy, and in more recent times by the pope. [1913 Webster]

2. A name popularly given to any flag which hangs from a crosspiece or frame instead of from the staff or the mast itself. [1913 Webster]

Standards and gonfalons, 'twixt van and rear, Stream in the air. --Milton. [1913 Webster]


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  • gonfalon — [gän′fə län΄, gän′fələn] n. [Fr < OFr gonfanon, banner < Frank * gundfano, battle standard (akin to OE guthfana) < gund, battle (akin to OE guth: see DEFEND) + fano (OE fana), banner: see FANON] a flag hanging from a crosspiece instead… …   English World dictionary

  • gonfalon — confalon ou gonfalon (kon fa lon ou gonfa lon) s. m. Confrérie de séculiers dits pénitents à qui St Bonaventure prescrivit en 1264 une forme particulière de prières ; plus tard Grégoire XIII confirma cette confrérie et lui donna le soin de… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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