Fylfot

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Fylfot fil′fot an ancient symbol in the form of a Greek cross, with each arm continued at right angles, called also Gammadion, Gammation, and Svastika.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. fill-foot, meaning a device for filling the foot of a painted window.

Usage

In literature:

The fylfot is frequently found in the Greek Church on the vestments of the clergy.
"The Worship of the Church" by Jacob A. Regester
The Fylfot is in the form of a Greek cross with each arm continuing at right angles.
"Rugs: Oriental and Occidental, Antique & Modern" by Rosa Belle Holt
But the most ancient and universal form of the cross is that of the Swastika, or Fylfote.
"Needlework As Art" by Marian Alford
In the north of Europe it became the Fylfot or Crutched cross.
"The Swastika" by Thomas Wilson
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