triskelion

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

Etymology[edit]

Coined c. 1881, as a diminutive of triskeles, specifically in numismatics to refer to minuscule forms of the symbol found on ancient coins. No direct derivation from Katharevousa τρισκέλιον (triskélion, three-legged stool; rule of three, analogy).

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  • IPA(key): /trɑɪ.ˈskɛ.li.ən/, /trɪ.ˈskɛ.li.ən/
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Noun[edit]

triskelion (plural triskelions or triskelia)

  1. A figure composed of three interlocked spirals (or three bent human legs), with threefold rotational symmetry.
    Sicily and the Isle of Man use triskelia as their emblems.

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Noun[edit]

triskelion n (plural triskelions, diminutive triskelionnetje n)

  1. triskelion; a figure composed of three interlocked spirals, or three bent human legs), with threefold rotational symmetry
    Synonyms: trinacrie, triskel, triskele