Definition of Labarum

1. n. The standard adopted by the Emperor Constantine after his conversion to Christianity. It is described as a pike bearing a silk banner hanging from a crosspiece, and surmounted by a golden crown. It bore a monogram of the first two letters (CHR) of the name of Christ in its Greek form. Later, the name was given to various modifications of this standard.



Definition of Labarum

1. Noun. The Roman military standard adopted by Constantine I. The banner was known for its Christian chi-rho sign - (l mul ? sc=unicode). ¹

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Definition of Labarum

1. an ecclesiastical banner [n -RA or -RUMS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Labarum

laagered
laagering
laagers
laari
laaris
lab
lab bench
lab coat
lab coats
lab on a chip
labadist
labanotation
labanotations
labara
labarraque's solution
labarum (current term)
labarums
labcoat
labcoats
labda
labdane
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labdanum
labdanums
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labefaction
labefied
labefies
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label

Literary usage of Labarum

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1. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1901)
"... but, when the degenerate successors of Theodosius had ceased to appear in person at the head of their armies, the labarum was deposited ..."

2. The Student's Gibbon: The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon, William Smith (1867)
"The origin of the labarum, or celebrated standard of the cross, is ascribed, ... The safety of the labarum was entrusted to 50 guards of approved valour and ..."

3. The Student's Gibbon: The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon, William Smith (1868)
"The origin of the labarum, or celebrated standard of the cross, is ascribed, ... The safety of the labarum was entrusted to 50 guards of approved valour and ..."

4. Dictionary of the Bible: Comprising Its Antiquities, Biography, Geography by William Robertson Smith (1896)
"The new standards were called by the name labarum, and may be Been on the coins of ... The labarum is described in Eusebius, and, besides the pendent cross, ..."

5. The Freemasons' Monthly Magazine by Charles Whitlock Moore (1869)
"labarum. GRAND LODGE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA. WE have been politely favored with a ... Catacombs there is an example of a Lamb with the labarum resting upon its ..."

6. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley (1860)
"He organized a company of 60 negroes, who, as ho said, destroy- labarum, the military ... The labarum, called by Eusebius the saving standard of the empire, ..."

7. A Descriptive Catalogue of Rare and Unedited Roman Coins: From the Earliest by John Yonge Akerman (1834)
"A trophy, or the labarum, between two captives. In the exergue, X. ----- AR 6. Same legend. The labarum, inscribed VOT. X.: two captives at the foot. ..."

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