Definition of gonfalon in English:

gonfalon

Line breaks: gon|fa¦lon
Pronunciation: /ˈgɒnf(ə)lən
 
/

noun

  • A banner or pennant, especially one with streamers, hung from a crossbar.
    More example sentences
    • The hand-stitched, silk gonfalons are black and gold, reflecting the university's official colors.
    • Every academic major has its own gonfalon in which certain colors represent different departments.
    • We contacted Southern Tailors for quotes on gonfalons because of a recommendation from another university.

Derivatives

gonfalonier

Pronunciation: /ˌgɒnfələˈnɪə/
noun
More example sentences
  • The names of the gonfaloniers will be listed in the program.
  • To be selected to be a gonfalonier is considered an honor, as their academic department chooses the person elected to carry it.
  • It is borne at the head of all university processions by a senior faculty member known as the gonfalonier.

Origin

late 16th century: from Italian gonfalone, from a Germanic compound whose second element is related to vane.

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