Share this entry
phalera Line breaks: phal|era
Pronunciation: /ˈfalərə/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

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.


Latin, from the Greek plural phalara.

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources