labarum

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From Latin labarum, from Ancient Greek λαβαρόν (labarón).

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labarum (plural labara)

  1. The Roman military standard adopted by Constantine I. The banner was known for its Christian chi-rho sign - .
    • 1658: Nor shall we urge the labarum, and famous Standard of Constantine, or make further use thereof, than as the first Letters in the Name of our Saviour Christ — Sir Thomas Browne, The Garden of Cyrus (Folio Society 2007, p. 168)