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phalera

Line breaks: phal|era
Pronunciation: /ˈfalərə
 
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Definition of phalera in English:

noun (plural phalerae /ˈfaləriː/)

(In ancient Greece and Rome) a bright metal disc worn on the chest as an ornament by men, or used to adorn the harness of horses.
Example sentences
  • Found entombed with numerous Celtic charioteers and warriors, ancient phalerae are ornamental metal discs worn by their horses.
  • This centurio had several military decorations like torques and phalerae proudly displayed on his breast.

Origin

Latin, from the Greek plural phalara.

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