variants or less commonly gammation
plural gammadia also gammatia
: a cross formed of four capital gammas especially in the figure of a swastika or in that of a voided Greek cross

called also crux gammata, gammate cross

Word History


modification of Medieval Latin gammadium, irregular from Late Latin gamma

First Known Use

1819, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gammadion was in 1819

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“Gammadion.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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