Definition of Svastika

1. an ancient symbol [n -S]



Svastika Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Svastika

suzani
suzanis
suzerain
suzerains
suzerainties
suzerainty
suzukiite
svabite
svanbergite
svarabhakti
svarabhaktis
svaraj
svarajes
svarita
svaritas
svastika (current term)
svastikas
svcs
svedbergs
sveite
svelt
svelte
sveltely
svelteness
sveltenesses
svelter
sveltest
svengali
svengalis
sverdrup

Literary usage of Svastika

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1. Ilios: The City and Country of the Trojans: the Results of Researches and by Heinrich Schliemann (1880)
"Quite another question is, Why the sign |-pj should have had an auspicious meaning, and why in Sanskrit it should have been called /svastika. ..."

2. Ilios: The City and Country of the Trojans: the Results of Researches and by Heinrich Schliemann (1881)
"The similarity between the group of letters sv in the ancient Indian alphabet and the sign of svastika is not very striking, ..."

3. The Secret Doctrine: The Synthesis of Science, Religion, and Philosophy by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1893)
"The svastika, the most sacred and mystic symbol in India, the "Jaina Cross" as it is ... The svastika is the most philosophically scientific of all symbols, ..."

4. Symbolism of the East and West by Harriet Georgiana M Murray-Aysnley, George Christopher Molesworth Birdwood (1900)
"The seal used was a simple svastika. The contents of this place proved to be dust, mould and old silk. In 1876 when we were at Leh, the capital of Western ..."

5. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1889)
"... the square, the cross, the wheel, the circle, and the svastika. The last-mentioned is seen in the elements of the broken circle, which are : Fig. ..."

6. Transactions of the Cumberland & Westmorland Antiquarian & Archeological Society by James Simpson, Richard Saul Ferguson, William Gershom Collingwood (1888)
"Sculptured Stone at Isell Church, Cumberland, bearing the "svastika," ... The sign in one of the upper panels is the " svastika " or " fylfot," its arms ..."

7. New Tales of Old Rome by Rodolfo Amedeo Lanciani (1901)
"svastika" of the Brahmins and Buddhists, certain writers have attempted to find ... Enough to observe that the svastika, as a mere ornamental combination of ..."

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