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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A symbol or ornament in the form of a Greek cross with the arms bent at right angles; swastika.

Usage examples (4)
  • The crux ansata, or cross with a handle, and the crux gammata, or "fylfot", are much more ancient than Christianity.
  • One of the most singular, as well as most ancient, of the many forms and modifications of the cross is the "fylfot."
  • He touched a fylfot recurring in the design.
  • XXIV.fig. 2), being the swastika or fylfot, so well known as an Aryan symbol, and which not only occurs on some of the antiquities discovered by Dr. Schhemann at Troy,... for more
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