Definition of Fylfot
1. Noun. A swastika, especially one with the arms bent in an anticlockwise direction. ¹
2. Noun. (context: paganism) A symbol used for the god Thor or the sun goddess in the modern pagan faith of Heathenry. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Fylfot
1. a swastika [n -S] - See also: swastika
Lexicographical Neighbors of Fylfot
fylfot (current term)
Literary usage of Fylfot
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Indian Myths, Or, Legends, Traditions, and Symbols of the Aborigines of by Ellen Russell Emerson (1884)
"This cross surely is a fylfot cross, — the heads and tails of the serpents forming the four-feet, fylfot; and had this been 1 The fylfot cross (fylfot, ..."
2. Evolution in Art: As Illustrated by the Life-histories of Designs by Alfred Cort Haddon (1907)
"A. The Meaning and Distribution of the fylfot. The fylfot, or " fully- or many-footed " cross, is the Anglo- Saxon name for that form of cross whose ..."
3. Transactions of the Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society edited by Charles William Sutton (1887)
"Mr. Greg, who discusses and opposes the various views that have been offered in explanation of the fylfot, propounds a theory of his own. ..."
4. Evolution in Art: As Illustrated by the Life-histories of Designs by Alfred Cort Haddon (1914)
"A. The Meaning and Distribution of the fylfot. The fylfot, or "fully- or many-footed " cross, is the Anglo- Saxon name for that form of cross whose ..."
5. Yorkshire Notes and Queries by Joseph Horsfall Turner (1888)
"This fylfot which, as I have said, is remarkable if not unique in its development, ... Heraldically, the fylfot may be described as a cross ..."
6. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"fylfot, a peculiarly formed cross, each arm being bent at^The distinction appears in the Lowl. Scotch 'gang ycr gate, and GAD (2). Wedgwood explains this by ..."
7. A Manual of Marks on Pottery and Porcelain: A Dictionary of Easy Reference by William Harcourt Hooper, William Charles Phillips (1879)
"The " swastika " or fylfot ; cross of Buddha. Kwei. " Sounding Stone " or gong. This is also intended to give forth a sound when struck ; it is used as a ..."