Triskelion Tris*kel"i*on, or Triskele Tris"kele, n. [Gr. ? three-legged. See {Tri-}; {Isosceles}.] 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. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • triskelion — figure consisting of three branchess radiating from a center, 1880, earlier triskelos (1857), from Gk. triskeles three legged, from tri three + skelos leg (see SCALENE (Cf. scalene)) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • Triskelion — Typisches Beispiel für eine Triskele Die Triskele, auch der oder das Triskel (von griech. τρισκελης „dreibeinig“), ist ein Symbol in Form von drei radialsymmetrisch angeordneten Kreisbögen, offenen Spiralen, ineinander verschachtelten Dreiecken,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • triskelion — or triskele noun Etymology: triskelion from New Latin, from Greek triskelēs three legged, from tri + skelos leg; triskele from Greek triskelēs more at isosceles Date: circa 1857 a figure composed of three usually curved or bent branches radiating …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • triskelion — 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 subunit of clathrin coats in coated vesicles …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • triskelion — /tri skel ee on , euhn, truy /, n., pl. triskelia /tri skel ee euh, truy /. a symbolic figure consisting of three legs, arms, or branches radiating from a common center, as the device of Sicily and the Isle of Man. Also, triskele /tris keel, truy …   Universalium

  • triskelion — noun a) 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. b) The symbol of Sicily, and of the Isle of Man …   Wiktionary

  • triskelion — [trɪ skɛlɪən] noun a Celtic symbol consisting of three legs or lines radiating from a centre. Origin C19: from tri + Gk skelos leg …   English new terms dictionary

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