noun (plural vexilla /vɛkˈsɪlə/)
1(In ancient Rome) a military standard or banner, especially one of a maniple.
- In 1855 (during the reign of King Rama IV; Mongkut) the white chakra was dropped and thus the vexillum was a red field with a white elephant in the centre.
- Only one example of vexilla has ever been found - the 3rd century example from Egypt.
- Many examples of the vexillum are represented in illuminated manuscripts.
1.1A body of troops under a vexillum.
Latin, from vehere 'carry'.
Words that rhyme with vexillumaspergillum, chillum, film
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