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
Definition of vexillum in:
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.