noun gon·fa·non \ˈgänfəˌnän, -nən\

Definition of gonfanon



  1. :  gonfalon; especially :  one beneath the head of a knight's lance

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Origin and Etymology of gonfanon

Middle English gonfanoun, from Middle French gonfanon gonfalon, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German gundfano war flag, from gund- battle, war + fano cloth — more at defend, vane

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