Definition of Triskelion

1. Noun. A figure consisting of three stylized human arms or legs (or three bent lines) radiating from a center.

Exact synonyms: Triskele
Generic synonyms: Design, Figure, Pattern



Definition of Triskelion

1. n. A figure composed of three branches, usually curved, radiating from a center, as the figure composed of three human legs, with bent knees, which has long been used as a badge or symbol of Sicily and of the Isle of Man.

Definition of Triskelion

1. Noun. Any figure or object composed of three interlocked spirals, limbs (especially bent human legs), or any similar symbol with three protrusions and a threefold rotational symmetry. ¹

2. Noun. The symbol of Sicily, and of the Isle of Man. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Triskelion

1. [n -LIA or -LIONS]

Medical Definition of Triskelion

1. A three legged structure assumed by clathrin isolated from coated vesicles. A trimer of clathrin (180 kD) with three light chains is probably the physiological sub unit of clathrin coats in coated vesicles. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Triskelion

trishaw
trishaws
trisilane
trisiloxane
trisiloxanes
trisilver
triskaidecagon
triskaidecagons
triskaideka-
triskaidekaphobia
triskaidekaphobic
triskaidekaphobics
triskele
triskeles
triskelia
triskelion (current term)
triskelions
trismic
trismoid
trismus
trismus dolorificus
trismus nascentium
trismus neonatorum
trismus sardonicus
trismuses
trisnitrate
trisnitrates
trisoctahedra
trisoctahedron
trisoctahedrons

Literary usage of Triskelion

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The oldest coins have the types of a warrior and tne triskelion or three legs, ... One has an extraordinary reverse type, in which the triskelion is ..."

2. Papers of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University by Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology (1900)
"12). The second is a bronze brooch from Scandinavia, to which I shall presently revert (fig. 13). It exhibits, besides the triskelion ..."

3. The Fundamental Principles of Old and New World Civilizations: A Comparative by Zelia Nuttall (1901)
"To these supplicants the winter solstice betokened little or nothing and it is not surprising to find no proofs of the employment of the triskelion as a ..."

4. A Guide to the Select Greek and Roman Coins Exhibited in Electrotype by British Museum Dept. of Coins and Medals, Barclay Vincent Head (1880)
"triskelion or Three-legs, and lion, both running, the whole in incuse square. Wt. 163 grs. The triskelion is supposed by some to be a symbol of the sun. ..."

5. Annual Report by Smithsonian Institution (1898)
"Newton explains how the symbol (triskelion) is found on ih<- arms of Sicily, ... he had been its sovereign he kept the triskelion in his coat of arms. ..."

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