Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A swastika.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

Examples

  • Stergos touched the golden gammadion amulet of his order hanging at his breast and returned to the inner chamber.

    Conqueror's Moon

  • “Take off your own gammadion and replace it with this, or we will slay you as you stand there.”

    Conqueror's Moon

  • "His Eminence has a gold gammadion set with gems," Maytera Mint confided.

    Exodus From The Long Sun

  • Remora had produced his gammadion; Maytera Mint laid her hand upon it.

    Exodus From The Long Sun

  • He held up the gammadion he wore; it was of plain iron.

    Exodus From The Long Sun

  • With an arm of his gammadion, Incus removed the soldier's skull plate.

    Calde of the Long Sun

  • First, Pas's gammadion: "_Great Pas, Designer and Creator of the Whorl, Lord Guardian of the Aureate Path, we_ --"

    Calde of the Long Sun

  • As Silk stared, he fished a gammadion blazing with gems from beneath his threadbare brown tunic.

    Calde of the Long Sun

  • As Silk stared, he fished a gammadion blazing with gems from beneath his threadbare brown tunic.

    Calde of the Long Sun

  • He took the gammadion from about his neck and held it up for Auk's inspection.

    Calde of the Long Sun

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