Definitions

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  • n. A swastika.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A cross formed of four capital gammas, formerly used as a mysterious ornament on ecclesiastical vestments, etc. See fylfot.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An ornament on ecclesiastical vestments resembling the Greek capital gamma (Γ) in shape.

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek γαμμάδιον (gammádion), from γάμμα (gámma), after the resemblance of each of the symbol’s arms to the Greek letter gamma: Γ.

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