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Dictionary of Vexillology: Z (Zigzag - Zupa Gaiferia)

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See ‘serrated 2)’.

zigzag example
Civil Ensign of Taiwan (fotw)

See ‘flammulets 2)’ and ‘wolf's teeth 1)

Royal Standard of Yugoslavia
Royal Standard of Yugoslavia c1925 – 1937 (fotw

A term for the split-bladed or double-pointed “Sword of Ali” (originally a symbol of - the Janissaries - an elite military formation of the Ottoman Empire) that has appeared on several Arab flags (see also ‘shahada’ and ‘takbir’).

Bey of Tunis Bey of Constantine
Standard of the Bey of Tunis c1860 - 1957 (fotw); Standard of the Bey of Constantine c1836 (fotw)

A medieval term, now obsolete, for the symbols (the flag and arms etc) of a society or of a state.

Please note that the information given above must be considered to a certain degree speculative, and it is suggested that it might be a Latinised version of an original term of uncertain origin.

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