VAGINA Sheath / Scabbard
VALETUDINARIUM A Hospital
VALLARIS Latin for rampart. The secondary of two latin names for a palisades stake, used as a perimeter defense of an encampment. More properly termed a SUDES, it was a wooden stake 4 to 5 feet long, tapered to points at both ends with a cut out center hand grip. Also used to create a palisade or picket defense in front of a position prior to an enemys expected charge or attack. These stakes have also been incorrectly termed as "Pila Muralis" or "Wall Spear".
VALLUM / VALLUS A Rampart, Pallisade, Stockade - A palisade of stakes on top of a rampart or stockade.
VELITES "Cloak Wearers" Legionaries or skirmishers with little or no armor who operated in advance of the three main battle lines of the formation.
VEREDARIUS A Courier
VERETUM / VERICULUM A small javelin
VERUTUM / PILUM A heavy javelin or throwing spear
VETERANUS A Veteran, a discharged soldier or one who has re-enlisted
VEXILLARIUS / VEXILLIFER The standard bearer who carries the Vexillum.
VEXILLATIO A detached unit selected for a special duty or purpose, a standby unit
VEXILLATION A detachment of legionary or auxiliary troops operating away from their home commands. During the later Empire, an infantry regiment.
VEXILLIA A detached unit. See "VEXILLATION".
VEXILLUM The Banner or flag of the Legion carried on pole from a crossbar.
VIA A road or travelway
VIA PRAETORIA Primary road running from front to rear of a camp (castra) or fort (castellum)
VIA PRINCIPALIS Primary road running from side to side in a camp (castra) or fort (castellum)
VIA QUINTANA Secondary road running parallel to the Via Principalis
VICESIMA QUARTA The number 24 in Latin and the name of the Legion XXIV Newsletter.
VICTORIA A Victory
VICTRIX Victorious. A Nomen (name) adopted by some Legions (Legio VI Victrix)
VICUS A settlement that arose outside an auxiliary outpost. See also "CANABAE".
VIGILIA Watch duty as on a "guard watch"
VIGILIS Watchman, one assigned to a "Watch"
VINO / VINUM Wine
VIRES et HONOS Strength and Honor
VITIS Vine Stick, the symbol of authority carried by a "Centurio" (Centurion)
VOLONES / VOLONUM Freed Slaves who volunteered for military service.
VOLUNTARIUS A Volunteer
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