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noun (pl) -dia (-dɪə)
a decorative figure composed of a number of Greek capital gammas, esp radiating from a centre, as in a swastika
Word Origin
C19: from Late Greek, literally: little gamma
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  • It is, therefore, in this latter region that we must look for the first home of the gammadion.

    Evolution in Art Alfred C. Haddon
  • There remains, therefore, the supposition that the gammadion might have been introduced into the two countries by the same nation.

    Evolution in Art Alfred C. Haddon
  • But in Persia itself the gammadion only appears as an exception on a few rare coins approaching our era.

    Evolution in Art Alfred C. Haddon
Word Origin and History for gammadion

swastika-like figure formed of four capital gammas, Medieval Greek gammadion, diminutive of Greek gamma (see gamma).

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