tropæum

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From the Latin tropaeum (trophy”, “tropæum).

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tropæum (plural tropæa)

  1. (Roman antiquity) A monument erected (originally on the field of battle) by the prevailing army (without Senatical grant — contrast triumph) to commemorate victory in war, featuring spoils taken from the enemy (especially the personal arms of the vanquished general), and dedicated to an appropriate god (such as Mars).

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