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  • n. A symbol consisting of three (or sometimes more) connected curves or spirals.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A figure formed of three lines radiating from a common point or small circle, or a modification of this in which each radiating arm has the form of a hook so as to give the appearance of being in revolution, or of a bent human leg. Also called three-armed cross. Compare sunsnake, fylfot.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a figure consisting of three stylized human arms or legs (or three bent lines) radiating from a center


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  • “It’s a Celtic symbol called a triskele,” she said.

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  • A triskele was tattooed on his forehead, but gave no effect of savagery.

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  • For instance, there are stylized versions—such as a triskele where the legs are represented by spirals.


  • But outside of the banner with the triskele, nothing seemed remotely linked to any sinister plot by the Sons of Man.


  • She explained the triskele and the relation to its distant cousin the Valknut.


  • But unfortunately, the triskele was doomed to become a symbol of hate once the Nazis got a hold of it; a trilegged version was also the symbol of the Waffen-SS division in Belgium.


  • Magee explained that the triskele was also the symbol of nationalist movements of indigenous groups of Spain, including the Galizan, Asturian, and Cantabrian.


  • At the mention of his dad, V.T. fingered the ring on his hand, looking down at the triskele.


  • There is also a cousin of the triskele favored by these racist groups called the Valknut—three interlocking triangles—a terrible fate for something of innocent Norse origins.


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