Definition of fylfot in English:


Syllabification: fyl·fot
Pronunciation: /ˈfilˌfät


  • A swastika.
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    • The gardens' Millennium maze, which is constructed from stones arranged in the shape of the ancient fylfot symbol carved in a rock on Ilkley Moor, recently had its thousandth and final stone laid.
    • To return to the fylfot, various interpretations of its symbolic use amongst our ancestors have been put forward.
    • Here each piece [of the quartering] takes the form of the mystic fylfot, or gammadion.


late 15th century: perhaps from fill-foot 'pattern filling the foot of a painted window'.

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