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Definition of fylfot

fylfot
Swastika Swas"ti*ka, Swastica Swas"ti*ca, n. [Also suastica, svastika, etc.] [Skr. svastika, fr. svasti walfare; su well + asti being.] A symbol or ornament in the form of a Greek cross with the ends of the arms at right angles all in the same direction, and each prolonged to the height of the parallel arm of the cross. A great many modified forms exist, ogee and volute as well as rectilinear, while various decorative designs, as Greek fret or meander, are derived from or closely associated with it. The swastika is found in remains from the Bronze Age in various parts of Europe, esp. at Hissarlik (Troy), and was in frequent use as late as the 10th century. It is found in ancient Persia, in India, where both Jains and Buddhists used (or still use) it as religious symbol, in China and Japan, and among Indian tribes of North, Central, and South America. It is usually thought to be a charm, talisman, or religious token, esp. a sign of good luck or benediction. Max M["u]Ller distinguished from the swastika, with arms prolonged to the right, the suavastika, with arms prolonged to the left, but this distinction is not commonly recognized. Other names for the swastika are fylfot and gammadion.

Meaning of fylfot from wikipedia

- The fylfot or fylfot cross (/ˈfɪlfɒt/ FILL-fot) is a type of swastika ****ociated with medieval Anglo-Saxon culture. It is a cross with perpendicular extensions...
- and Christian artwork. In various European languages, it is known as the fylfot, gammadion, tetraskelion, or cross cramponnée (a term in Anglo-Norman heraldry);...
- Jainism and dates back at least 11,000 years. The swastika (gammadion, "fylfot") symbol became a po****r symbol of luck in the Western world in the early...
- ISBN 0-520-02044-8. Greg, Robert Philips (1884). On the Meaning and Origin of the Fylfot and Swastika. Westminster: Nichols and Sons. Hollander, Lee Milton (2007)...
- forms a Tau cross, while the figure—from the position of the legs—forms a fylfot cross. There is a nimbus about the head of the seeming martyr. It should...
- groups Germany portal Heraldry portal Fascist symbolism Flags of Germany Fylfot Germanic Paganism List of symbols designated by the Anti-Defamation League...
- stones. In older literature, the symbol is known variously as gammadion, fylfot, crux gothica, flanged thwarts, or angled cross. English use of the Sanskritism...
- Society of Bengal. 17 (3): 231-247. "Research Items: The Swastika, Gammadion, Fylfot". Nature. 110 (2758): 365. September 1922. doi:10.1038/110365a0. ISSN 0028-0836...
- Cruciform halo Double Ethiopian Evangelists Fleury Fitchy Forked Fourchy Fylfot Globus cruciger Gnostic Grapevine/Saint Nino Gr**** Gr**** Orthodox Huguenot...
- Cruciform halo Double Ethiopian Evangelists Fleury Fitchy Forked Fourchy Fylfot Globus cruciger Gnostic Grapevine/Saint Nino Gr**** Gr**** Orthodox Huguenot...