vexillum

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin, a standard, a flag.

Noun[edit]

vexillum (plural vexilla)

  1. A flag, banner, or standard.
  2. A company of troops serving under one standard.
  3. The sign of the cross.
  4. (botany) The upper petal of a papilionaceous flower.
  5. (zoology) The rhachis and web of a feather taken together; the vane.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Diminutive noun of vēlum.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vexillum n (genitive vexillī); second declension

  1. flag, banner
  2. accusative singular of vexillum
  3. vocative singular of vexillum

Inflection[edit]

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative vexillum vexilla
genitive vexillī vexillōrum
dative vexillō vexillīs
accusative vexillum vexilla
ablative vexillō vexillīs
vocative vexillum vexilla

Descendants[edit]