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Latin, from signum sign + ferre to bear.


signifer (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) Bearing signs.
    • Holland
      The signifer sphere, or zodiac.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.




signifer m (feminine signifera, neuter signiferum); first/second declension

  1. sign-bearing, image-bearing,
  2. bearing the heavenly signs or constellations, starry
  3. (substantive) the sky, heavens
  4. (substantive) a standard-bearer, sign-bearer, ensign
    "sed signifer sanctus Michael repraesentet eas in lucem sanctam." (But may the sign-bearer, Saint Michael, lead them into the holy light)
  5. (substantive) leader, head, chief


First/second declension, masculine nominative singular in -er.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative signifer signifera signiferum signiferī signiferae signifera
genitive signiferī signiferae signiferī signiferōrum signiferārum signiferōrum
dative signiferō signiferae signiferō signiferīs signiferīs signiferīs
accusative signiferum signiferam signiferum signiferōs signiferās signifera
ablative signiferō signiferā signiferō signiferīs signiferīs signiferīs
vocative signifer signifera signiferum signiferī signiferae signifera