Vexillology | Study of Flags


posted February 10, 2015

Vexillology

The word comes from the Latin word vexillum ("flag") and the Greek suffix -logia ("study").  

Vexillology is the "scientific study of the history, symbolism and usage of flags.
 
Vexillography is the art of designing flags; a person who designs flags is a vexillographer.
 
A person who studies flags is a vexillologist.  
 
A person who simply likes, admires, or enjoys flags is a vexillophile.

The flag of the North American Vexillological Association. The colors are those found in the flags of the United States of America and Canada. The inverted white chevron forms a “V” for “vexillology.”

 



   
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