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U+262E, ☮
PEACE SYMBOL

[U+262D]
Miscellaneous Symbols
[U+262F]

Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Originally designed for the British nuclear disarmament movement by Gerald Holtom in 1958.[1] Holtom drew himself when he was in a state of despair: with his palms stretched both outwards and downwards.[2][3] The symbol is usually interpreted as a combination of the semaphore signals for the letters "N" and "D," standing for "nuclear disarmament".[1]

Symbol[edit]

  1. peace
  2. Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
  3. opposition to nuclear proliferation


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Breyer, Melissa (2010-09-21), “Where did the peace sign come from?”, in Shine[1], Yahoo!, retrieved 2010-09-30
  2. ^ http://www.cnduk.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=435&Itemid=131
  3. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/7292252.stm