Complete Definition of "oriflamme"

English

Alternative spellings
auriflamme

Etymology
From Old French oriflambe, oriflamme#French|oriflamme, in medieval Latin auriflamma, "golden flame", from aurum, gold, + flamma, flame.

Pronunciation
IPA|/'Éɹɪflæm/

Noun
en-noun

  1. context|historic The red silk banner of w:Denis|St Denis, which the abbot of St Denis gave to French kings as they rode to war.
  2. figurative Any banner, idea or principle which serves as a rallying point for those involved in a struggle.

#:* 1963, Please remember that the vocabulary of our readers isnât very extensive, so donât go using words like âoriflammeâ or âinelectableâ. â Anthony Burgess, Inside Mr Enderby

Translations
Italian: orifiamma f


French

Etymology
Old French, from mediæval Latin auriflamma, from aurum + flamma.

Pronunciation
IPA|/ÉÊiflam/

Noun
oriflamme f

  1. historic|lang=fr the oriflamme#English|oriflamme
  2. a banner, a standard

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