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triskelion

[ trih-skel-ee-on, -uhn, trahy- ]
/ trɪˈskɛl iˌɒn, -ən, traɪ- /
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noun, plural tris·kel·i·a [trih-skel-ee-uh, trahy-]. /trɪˈskɛl i ə, traɪ-/.

a symbolic figure consisting of three legs, arms, or branches radiating from a common center, as the device of Sicily and the Isle of Man.

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Also tris·kele [tris-keel, trahy-skeel]. /ˈtrɪs kil, ˈtraɪ skil/.

Origin of triskelion

1855–60; <Greek triskel(ḗs) three-legged (tri-tri- + skél(os) leg + -ēs adj. suffix) + -ion diminutive suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for triskelion

triskelion

triskele (ˈtrɪskiːl)

/ (trɪˈskɛlɪˌɒn, -ən) /

noun plural triskelia (trɪˈskɛlɪə) or triskeles

a symbol consisting of three bent limbs or lines radiating from a centre
C19: from Greek triskelēs three-legged, from tri- + skelos leg
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