Definition of Gammadion

1. n. A cross formed of four capital gammas, formerly used as a mysterious ornament on ecclesiastical vestments, etc. See Fylfot.



Definition of Gammadion

1. Noun. A swastika. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gammadion

1. a Greek ornamental design [n -DIA]

Gammadion Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Gammadion Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Gammadion

gamma hydroxybutyrate
gamma iron
gamma knife
gamma knives
gamma loop
gamma motor neurons
gamma motor system
gamma particle
gamma radiation
gamma ray
gamma ray knife
gamma rays
gamma toxin
gammacism
gammadia
gammadion (current term)
gammadions
gammaglobulinemia
gammagram
gammaherpesviral
gammaherpesvirinae
gammaherpesvirus
gammaproteobacteria
gammaproteobacterial
gammaproteobacterium
gammaretroviral
gammaretrovirus
gammaretroviruses
gammas
gammatia

Literary usage of Gammadion

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Evolution in Art: As Illustrated by the Life-histories of Designs by Alfred Cort Haddon (1907)
"If the gammadion is found amongst none of the nations composing the Egypto-Semetic group ... There would seem to be between these figures and the gammadion, ..."

2. Evolution in Art: As Illustrated by the Life-histories of Designs by Alfred Cort Haddon (1914)
"If the gammadion is found amongst none of the nations composing the Egypto-Semetic group ... There would seem to be between these figures and the gammadion, ..."

3. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1862)
"The gammadion was used as a bordering for the bishop's cape or planeta, ... The term gammadion has different significations ; but The mark which your ..."

4. Church Vestments: Their Origin, Use, and Ornament Practically Illustrated by Anastasia Dolby (1868)
"It is said that in Thibet the Nestorians used the "gammadion" as an emblem of " God crucified for the salvation of the human " race. ..."

5. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1907)
"Evidently in this protective way variations of the sun- wheel, like the Indian swastika, the medieval fylfot, and tru Greek gammadion,* were employed upon ..."

6. On the Meaning and Origin of the Fylfot and Swastika by Robert Philips Greg (1884)
"In conclusion, the best explanation of the gammadion (or fylfot and swastika) symbol would appear to be that it was a much-used and favourite religious ..."

7. A Glossary of Liturgical and Ecclesiastical Terms by Frederick George Lee (1877)
"... prior to the general introduction of the Roman Missal by the authority of the Pope. gammadion.—The Greek form of the Fylfot.—See FYLFOT. ..."

8. Evolution in Art: As Illustrated by the Life-histories of Designs by Alfred Cort Haddon (1907)
"If the gammadion is found amongst none of the nations composing the Egypto-Semetic group ... There would seem to be between these figures and the gammadion, ..."

9. Evolution in Art: As Illustrated by the Life-histories of Designs by Alfred Cort Haddon (1914)
"If the gammadion is found amongst none of the nations composing the Egypto-Semetic group ... There would seem to be between these figures and the gammadion, ..."

10. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1862)
"The gammadion was used as a bordering for the bishop's cape or planeta, ... The term gammadion has different significations ; but The mark which your ..."

11. Church Vestments: Their Origin, Use, and Ornament Practically Illustrated by Anastasia Dolby (1868)
"It is said that in Thibet the Nestorians used the "gammadion" as an emblem of " God crucified for the salvation of the human " race. ..."

12. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1907)
"Evidently in this protective way variations of the sun- wheel, like the Indian swastika, the medieval fylfot, and tru Greek gammadion,* were employed upon ..."

13. On the Meaning and Origin of the Fylfot and Swastika by Robert Philips Greg (1884)
"In conclusion, the best explanation of the gammadion (or fylfot and swastika) symbol would appear to be that it was a much-used and favourite religious ..."

14. A Glossary of Liturgical and Ecclesiastical Terms by Frederick George Lee (1877)
"... prior to the general introduction of the Roman Missal by the authority of the Pope. gammadion.—The Greek form of the Fylfot.—See FYLFOT. ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Gammadion

Search for Gammadion on Dictionary.com!Search for Gammadion on Thesaurus.com!Search for Gammadion on Google!Search for Gammadion on Wikipedia!

Search