lab·​a·​rum ˈla-bə-rəm How to pronounce labarum (audio)
: an imperial standard of the later Roman emperors resembling the vexillum
especially : the standard bearing the Chi-Rho adopted by Constantine after he converted to Christianity

Word History


Late Latin

First Known Use

1563, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of labarum was in 1563

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“Labarum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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