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The word flag is derived from the English to flag and means to hang limply. It is due to the Old Norse word flagra (to flutter).
The word flag originally meant cloth and has its counterpart in Middle High German van (e), Old High German fano and Gothic fana. All of these words are related to the Latin word pannas (cloth) and the Greek word pênê (fabric). The meaning of the word flag as a field or national emblem arose from the shortening of the Old High German word gundfano (battle cloth).