Buddhist cross

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Buddhist cross the gammadion or fylfot, with returned arms, a symbol found in prehistoric remains in Italy and elsewhere
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. crois (Fr. croix)—L. cruc-em, orig. an upright post to which latterly a cross-piece was added.

Usage

In literature:

The jambu tree, the Buddhist god-tree, is in the shape of a cross.
"The God-Idea of the Ancients" by Eliza Burt Gamble
The rosary and cross were used by Buddhists in Thibet and Tartary.
"The Freethinker's Text Book, Part II." by Annie Besant
Nina, dearest, what is your mature opinion concerning the tomoya and the Buddhist cross?
"The Younger Set" by Robert W. Chambers
An old Buddhist road crosses the pass and descends on the far side into Swat.
"The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province, and Kashmir" by Sir James McCrone Douie
It resembles one limb of the Buddhist cross, Fig.
"Ancient Pagan and Modern Christian Symbolism With an Essay on Baal Worship, On The Assyrian Sacred "Grove," And Other" by Thomas Inman John Newton
Captain Wilford was presented by a learned Buddhist with a book, called the Cshetra-samasa, which contained several drawings of the cross.
"The Masculine Cross" by Anonymous
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In news:

If the word meditation conjures images of a Buddhist guru sitting cross-legged in a Himalayan cave, you have some catching up to do.
Case in point, Pema Wangdak, a Tibetan Buddhist monk, who the other day could be found sitting in traffic that crept along the Cross Bronx Expressway at 10 miles an hour.
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