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The term Borjgali is believed to derive from Megrelian word ბარჩხალი ("barchkhali"), which literally means "strong shining". Some other scholars believe that it has different origins. In old Megrelian borj means "time" and gal means "pass" or "flow". So the whole phrase would mean "the flow of time".
Nowadays, the symbol is used in Georgian IDs and passports, as well as on currency and by the Georgian Rugby Union. Georgian rugby team players are called ბორჯღალოსნები (borjgalosnebi), which means "Men bearing Borjgali". It was also used on the naval ensign of Georgia during the late 1990s and early 2000s.
- Title: Album des pavillons nationaux et des marques distinctives / National flags and distinctive markings Medium: book Main author(s): Armand du Payrat, CV(R) Secondary author(s): Daniel Roudaut (ill.) Edition (publisher: place): S.H.O.M. (Service Hydrographique et Océanographique de la Marine): Brest (France) Languages: French and English Edition date: 2000 (8th ed.) Previous edition: [pie90] Catalogue codes: ISBN 2-11-088247-6 = ISBN 978-2-11-088247-9 Pages: 238 Format: A4 (tall) (279×210 mm)