American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A swastika.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A peculiarly formed cross, each arm of which has a continuation at right angles, all in the same direction, used as a symbol or as an ornament since prehistoric times from China to western Africa. It is of frequent occurrence on Greek antiquities of the My-cenæan epoch, and later, down to the fifth century b. c., and is common on the prehistoric monuments of western Europe; and it was often introduced in decoration and embroidery in the European middle ages. It was adopted into heraldry as the cross cramponee. Also called
- n. A swastika, especially one with the arms bent in an anticlockwise direction.
- Originally perhaps a device for the foot of a painted window : fill + foot. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The crux ansata, or cross with a handle, and the crux gammata, or "fylfot", are much more ancient than Christianity.”
“His garments were about like ordinary street clothes, belted tunic and baggy trousers, but a certain precision in their cut-as well as blue-and-gold stripes and the double fylfot embroidered on the sleeves-indicated they were a livery.”
“The fylfot is frequently found in the Greek Church on the vestments of the clergy.”
“The Greek fret or key pattern, with which all are familiar, is a decorative development of the fylfot.”
“One of the most singular, as well as most ancient, of the many forms and modifications of the cross is the "fylfot.”
“And now a luminous tuft shot into his bedroom and threw a figure on the wall, a strange figure, something like a fylfot, and it came from the sitting-room.”
“Historical Catalogue, William Anderson, pp. 13-94.] [Footnote 29: See fylfot in Century Dictionary.] [Footnote 30: The word _vagra_, diamond, is a constituent in scores of names of sutras, especially those whose contents are metaphysical in their nature.”
“XXIV.fig. 2), being the swastika or fylfot, so well known as an Aryan symbol, and which not only occurs on some of the antiquities discovered by Dr. Schhemann at Troy, and Mycenae, but is also still used as a symbol by the Buddhists.”
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