vexillum

The vexillum was a standard which was a square piece of cloth, probably ca. 50 sq. cm, suspended from a cross-bar attached to a pole and decorated with a hem and fringe. It carried the name of the legion or detached unit, however it was a type of standard more commonly born by cavalry. The senior standard-bearer of an ala was known as the vexillari…...

Vexillum

[gastropod] Vexillum is a genus of small to medium-sized sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Costellariidae. Species within the genus Vexillum include: ...
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vexillum

Latin, meaning: flag, banner, standard / troop, company, small unit.
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Vexillum

Standard with a flag on a crossbar.
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Vexillum

Vex·il'lum noun ; plural Vexilla . [ Latin , a standard, a flag.] 1. (Rom. Antiq.) (a) A flag or standard. (b) A company of troops serving under one standard. 2. (Eccl.) (a) A banner. (b) The sign of the cross. ...
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vexillum

Origin: L, a standard, a flag. ... 1. A flag or standard. A company of troops serving under one standard. ... 2. A banner. The sign of the cross. ... 3. <botany> The upper petal of a papilionaceous flower; the standard. ... 4. <zoology> The rhachis and web of a feather taken together; the vane. ... Source: Websters Dictionary ... (01 Ma...
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Vexillum

• (n.) A company of troops serving under one standard. • (n.) A banner. • (n.) The rhachis and web of a feather taken together; the vane. • (n.) A flag or standard. • (n.) The upper petal of a papilionaceous flower; the standard. • (n.) The sign of the cross.
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vexillum

vexillum (vek SIGHL uhm) (s), vexilla (pl) 1. In ancient Rome, a military standard, flag, or banner; or the troops serving under a separate standard. 2. In Roman antiquity, a square flag, hanging transversely from the end of a spear by a wooden crosspiece, used especially by the calvary. 3. A company of troops serving under one standard; e...
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Vexillum

The vexillum (əm; plural vexilla) was a flag-like object used as a military standard by units in the Ancient Roman army. ==Use in the Roman army== The word vexillum is a diminutive of the Latin word, velum, meaning a sail, which confirms the historical evidence (from coins and sculpture) that vexilla were literally `little sails` i.e. flag-like.....
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