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triskelion

Line breaks: tri|skel¦ion
Pronunciation: /trɪˈskɛlɪən
 
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Definition of triskelion in English:

noun

A Celtic symbol consisting of three legs or lines radiating from a centre.
Example sentences
  • According to Norse mythology, the triskelion was a symbol of the movement of the sun through the heavens.
  • The cauldron-triple spiral triskelion in my masthead is a Celtic symbol of the 3-fold aspect of the Sacred Feminine - as maiden, mother and crone.
  • Boars, hounds, triskelions, and gem inlays figure in Celtic metalwork from the early Iron Age to the end of distinctly Celtic forms.

Origin

mid 19th century: from tri- 'three' + Greek skelos 'leg'.

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