Insignia
Insignia In*sig"ni*a, n. pl. [L. insigne, pl. insignia, fr. insignis distinguished by a mark; pref. in- in + signum a mark, sign. See {Ensign}, {Sign}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Distinguishing marks of authority, office, or honor; badges; tokens; decorations; as, the insignia of royalty or of an order. [1913 Webster]

2. Typical and characteristic marks or signs, by which anything is known or distinguished; as, the insignia of a trade. [1913 Webster]


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  • INSIGNIA — sunt in specie arma gentilitia, Gallis Armoiries, Auglis Armes, Germavis Waapen: eriam sim plieiter Latine Arma. Nihil enim hodierna sunt insignia, quam arma a Maioribus, in spectatae virtutis vel egregii facinoris memoriam servata atque ad… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • insignia — meaning ‘badges or distinguishing marks of office’, is in origin a plural of Latin insigne, although this form is rarely used in English. Insignia may be used either as a plural noun or as a singular (mass) noun, e.g. either Their insignia were… …   Modern English usage

  • Insignia — ist ein Wort aus der lateinischen und englischen Sprache und steht für Abzeichen, deutsch Insigne. Davon abgeleitet steht es für Opel Insignia, ein Automodell Insignia (Schiff), ein Kreuzfahrtschiff, ab 2012 als Columbus 2 unterwegs …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • insignia — (Del lat. insignĭa, pl. n. de insignis). 1. f. Señal, distintivo, o divisa honorífica. 2. Emblema distintivo de una institución, asociación, o marca comercial, que se usa prendido en la ropa como muestra de vinculación o simpatía. Lucía en la… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • insignia — 1640s, from L. insignia, neuter plural of insigne badge, mark, from in in (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + signum mark (see SIGN (Cf. sign)). Singular is insigne …   Etymology dictionary

  • insígnia — s. f. 1. Sinal distintivo. = DIVISA, EMBLEMA, SÍMBOLO 2. Distintivo de graduação em ordens, hierarquias, etc. = DIVISA 3. Medalha de mérito. 4. Adorno emblemático. 5. Pendão; bandeira.   ‣ Etimologia: latim insignia, plural neutro de insignis, e …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • insignia — index brand, designation (symbol), device (distinguishing mark), label Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • insignia — [n] emblem badge, coat of arms, crest, decoration, earmark, ensign, mark, paraphernalia, regalia, symbol; concepts 259,284 …   New thesaurus

  • insignia — ► NOUN (pl. same) 1) a badge or distinguishing mark of authority, office, or membership. 2) literary a token of something. ORIGIN Latin, signs, badges , from insignis distinguished …   English terms dictionary

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