Usage Ancient Greek
Scripts Φάλαρις(Ancient Greek)
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Contributor Contrib.Lucille on 8/19/2014
Probably derived from Greek φάλαρον (phalaron), which was the name for a metal disc or boss that was worn as a military ornament on the breast. Phalaris was the name of a tyrant of Acragas (now Agrigento) in Sicily, who lived in the 6th century BC.