fylfot
noun Etymology: Middle English, device used to fill the lower part of a painted glass window (from a conjectural manuscript reading) Date: 1842 swastika

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  • Fylfot — (altengl., d.h. Vierfuß), s.v.w. Hakenkreuz …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • fylfot — supposedly a native name for the swastika (used as a decorative device), but only attested in a single, damaged c.1500 manuscript, and there it may refer to any sort of device used to fill the bottom (foot) of a design. [I]t is even possible that …   Etymology dictionary

  • fylfot — [fil′fät΄] n. [< FILL + FOOT: so called because used to fill the foot of a colored window] SWASTIKA (sense 1) …   English World dictionary

  • Fylfot — For information about the symbol itself, see swastika. Notional arms Argent a fylfot azure (a blue fylfot on a white shield) – exemplifying the design of the fylfot commonly shown in modern heraldry texts. Fylfot or fylfot cross ( …   Wikipedia

  • fylfot — Swastika Swas ti*ka, Swastica Swas ti*ca, n. [Also {suastica}, {svastika}, etc.] [Skr. svastika, fr. svasti walfare; su well + asti being.] A symbol or ornament in the form of a Greek cross with the ends of the arms at right angles all in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fylfot — Pattern like a swastika; also known as a * cross cramponee . [< fylfot = fill foot = design to fill the foot of a stained glass window.] …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • fylfot — /fil fot/, n. a swastika. [1490 1500; var. of fill foot foot filler] * * * …   Universalium

  • fylfot — noun a) A swastika, especially one with the arms bent in an anticlockwise direction. b) A symbol used for the god Thor or the sun goddess in the modern pagan faith of Heathenry …   Wiktionary

  • fylfot — fyl·fot || fɪlfÉ‘t / fÉ’t n. swastika …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fylfot — [ fɪlfɒt] noun a swastika. Origin C15: perh. from fill foot pattern filling the foot of a painted window …   English new terms dictionary

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