fylfot

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Fylfot.

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain, but likely from Middle English fillen (to fill) (from Old English fyllan) + fot (foot) (from Old English fōt), in reference to its use as a design to be placed at the bottom of stained-glass windows.

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Noun[edit]

fylfot (plural fylfots)

  1. A swastika, especially one with the arms bent in an anticlockwise direction.
    • 1968, in The Discovery of Drama, p. 378:
      Morley: A year and a half ago I stumbled into your gingerbread office, a lost, frightened soul in terrified flight across the great yawning terror of doubt—a human being, in short!—and you chanted some hagridden formulas and danged some fylfots...

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