Origin of swastika
Examples from the Web for swastika
I personally prefer the Ukrainian official flag, and the emblem of Lviv—a kind looking lion—to a Swastika.
Madonna's Swastika Kerfuffle: Madonna has now entered the political sphere -- and unfortunately not in the vein of Hilary Clinton.Diane von Furstenberg Bests Wintour on Forbes List; Madonna's Swastika Kerfuffle|The Daily Beast|August 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
This terra-cotta ball has figured in a peculiar degree in the symbolic representation of the Swastika.
It bears eight Swastika marks, cut by stencil in the brass-bound corners, two on each corner, one looking each way.
While writing this memoir, I have found in the Persian rug in my own bedchamber sixteen figures of the Swastika.
In this paper the author describes his finding the Swastika during his excavations into prehistoric Cyprus.
The first shows a redding comb, the Swastika on which turns to the right.
British Dictionary definitions for swastika
Word Origin for swastika
Word Origin and History for swastika
Greek cross with arms bent at right angles, 1871 (later specifically as emblem of the Nazi party, 1932), from Sanskrit svastika-s, literally "being fortunate," from svasti-s "well-being, luck," from su- "well" + as-, root of asti "(he) is," which is from the same PIE root as Latin esse "to be" (see essence).
Also known as gammadion (Byzantine), cross cramponnee (heraldry), Thor's hammer, and, perhaps, fylfot. Originally an ancient cosmic or religious symbol thought to bring good luck. Use in reference to the Nazi emblem first recorded in English in 1932. The German word was Hakenkreuz, literally "hook-cross."