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triskelion

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noun tri·skel·i·on \trī-ˈske-lē-ən, tri-\

Definition of triskelion

  1. :  a figure composed of three usually curved or bent branches radiating from a center



Illustration of triskelion

Variants of triskelion

or triskele play \ˈtrī-ˌskēl, ˈtri-\

Origin of triskelion

triskelion from New Latin, from Greek triskelēs three-legged, from tri- + skelos leg; triskele from Greek triskelēs — more at isosceles


First Known Use: circa 1857


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