triskelion

noun
tri·​skel·​i·​on | \ trī-ˈske-lē-ən How to pronounce triskelion (audio) , tri- \
variants: or triskele \ ˈtrī-​ˌskēl How to pronounce triskelion (audio) , ˈtri-​ \

Definition of triskelion

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

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Examples of triskelion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But even amongst these exceptions, a triskelion animal with three locomotory limbs, has never appeared. Grrlscientist, Forbes, 18 May 2022

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First Known Use of triskelion

circa 1857, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for triskelion

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

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The first known use of triskelion was circa 1857

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“Triskelion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/triskelion. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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