triskelion

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The armoured triskelion on the flag of the Isle of Man.

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek τρισκέλιον (triskélion, three-legged).

Noun[edit]

triskelion (plural triskelions or triskelia)

  1. Any figure or object composed of three interlocked spirals, limbs (especially bent human legs), or any similar symbol with three protrusions and a threefold rotational symmetry.
    Sicily and the Isle of Man use triskelia as their emblems.

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