alferes

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Spanish alferes, from Arabic الفَارِس (al-fāris, the knight), influenced in meaning by Latin aquilifer (standard-bearer).

Noun[edit]

alferes (plural alferes)

  1. (obsolete) An ensign; a standard-bearer.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of J. Fletcher to this entry?)

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for alferes in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


Portuguese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Arabic الفَارِس (al-fāris, knight), with sense influenced by Latin aquilifer (standard-bearer).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

alferes m (plural alferes)

  1. ensign (military officer)

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