- a swastika.
Origin of fylfot
Examples from the Web for fylfot
Historical Examples of fylfot
Both the Greek fret and the fylfot appear to have been unknown to the Semitic nations as an ornament or as a symbol.
The gallows from which he is suspended forms a Tau cross, while the figure—from the position of the legs—forms a fylfot cross.The Illustrated Key to the Tarot
L. W. de Laurence
It is, I believe, generally admitted or supposed that the fylfot is of early Aryan origin.
In Ireland, however, and in Scotland, the fylfot seems to have marked Christian sepulchres.
It was long ago remarked that the fylfot is almost exclusively an Aryan symbol.
- a rare word for swastika
Word Origin for fylfot
Word Origin and History for fylfot
supposedly a native name for the swastika (used as a decorative device), but only attested in a single, damaged c.1500 manuscript, and there it may refer to any sort of device used to fill the bottom (foot) of a design. "[I]t is even possible that it may have been a mere nonce-word" [OED].