fylfot

[ fil-fot ]
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noun
  1. a swastika.

Origin of fylfot

1
First recorded in 1490–1500; variant of fill-foot foot filler

Words Nearby fylfot

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How to use fylfot in a sentence

  • Both the Greek fret and the fylfot appear to have been unknown to the Semitic nations as an ornament or as a symbol.

    The Swastika | Thomas Wilson
  • The gallows from which he is suspended forms a Tau cross, while the figure—from the position of the legs—forms a fylfot cross.

  • Why, the symbol of Buddha on the reverse of a coin found at Ugain is the same cross, the 'fylfot' of Thor.

    When It Was Dark | Guy Thorne
  • The fylfot is frequently found in the Greek Church on the vestments of the clergy.

    The Worship of the Church | Jacob A. Regester
  • There can be no doubt that the fylfot throughout Eur-Asia had a symbolic significance, which in many places it still retains.

    Evolution in Art | Alfred C. Haddon

British Dictionary definitions for fylfot

fylfot

/ (ˈfaɪlfɒt) /


noun
  1. a rare word for swastika

Origin of fylfot

1
C16 (apparently meaning: a sign or device for the lower part or foot of a painted window): from fillen to fill + fot foot

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