Vexillology

Vexillology’s Definitions

Meriam-Webster’s Dictionary defined vexillology as: “the study of flags”.[1]

Dictionary.com defined it as: “the study of flags.”[2]

Lexico defined it as: “The study of flags.”[3]

Vexillology’s Etymology

“1950s from Latin vexillum ‘flag’+ -logy.”[3]

1955-1960 – Allegedly the earliest known use of the word.
“<Latin vexill(um)flag, vexillum + -o- + -logy.”[2]

1959 – Allegedly the earliest known use of the word. Defined as above. From Latin vexillum.[1]

1959 – “”study of flags,” … from Latin vexillum “flag, military ensign, banner” (from velum “a sail, curtain, veil; see veil (n.)) + -ology.”[4]

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References:

[1] – “Vexillology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vexillology. Accessed 10 Oct. 2020.

[2] – https://www.dictionary.com/browse/vexillology. Accessed 10 Oct. 2020.

[3] – https://www.lexico.com/en/definition/vexillology. Accessed 10 Oct. 2020.

[4] – https://www.etymonline.com/word/vexillology. Accessed 10 Oct. 2020.

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