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Definition of the noun triskele

What does triskele mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: triskeles

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

Alternative definition of the noun triskele


  1. A symbol consisting of three (or sometimes more) connected curves or spirals.


  1. Triskele is a musical group.
    • albums: "Kolga-Jaani vaimulikud rahvalaulud", "Lõuna-Eesti vaimulikud rahvalaulud II", "Ridala vaimulikud rahvalaulud", "Lõuna-Eesti vaimulikud rahvalaulud", "Eesti vaimulikud rahvalaulud", "Tartumaa rahvamuusika, volüüm 2: Kodavere laulud"
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  2. Triskele a.k.a. Triskèle is a musical group.
    • albums: "Origines", "Les murmures de la foret..."

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Google previewThe Mysteries of Druidry (2006)

Celtic Mysticism, Theory, and Practice by Brendan Cathbad Myers, Isaac Bonewits

The most common religious symbols used by practitioners of Celtic spirituality are the triskele, the Awen, the tree, and the 20 letters of the Ogham alphabet. The triskele is the best known of Celtic symbols which come to us from Irish tradition.

Google previewSpellcasting for Beginners (2012)

A Simple Guide to Magical Practice by Michael Furie

The triskele is a more basic form; most are drawn using three spirals or bent arms joined together in the middle, rather than the more complex interlaced patterns of many triquetras. Most of the symbolism regarding the triquetra applies to the ...

Google previewThe Complete Idiot's Guide to Celtic Wisdom (2003)

by Carl McColman

A Triskele is a popular symbol among lovers of Celtic wisdom. In combining three branches emanating from a unified center ...

Google previewDictionary of Antisemitism from the Earliest Times to the Present (2007)

by Robert Michael, Philip Rosen

TRISKELE; TRISKELION; THREE-BLADED SWASTIKA. Three "sevens" spiraling from a common center are a White supremacy, neo- Nazi, and skinhead symbol. The triskele is an ancient symbol used widely in pagan Europe. Some versions ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Religions (2013)

by John G. R. Forlong

Triskele. Triquetra. See. Svastika. This. is. the "three-legged" emblem, which appears to represent the sun's movement. Dr Isaac Taylor regards it as of Phoenician origin (see Notes and Queries, 11th June 1887). It is common on early coins, ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Symbols in Eastern and Western Art (1996)

by James Hall

Triskele. A disk enclosing three legs, joined at the hip and bent, as if running, or three radiating crescents or ogees [vi; Italian, 1st mill. bc]. The former was originally a solar symbol, the latter lunar, and was meant to portray the movement of sun ...

Google previewThe Describer's Dictionary: A Treasury of Terms & Literary Quotations (Expanded Second Edition) (2014)

by David Grambs, Ellen S. Levine

When living creatures appear, they are caricature humans, schematic animals, andtime andagain there emergesthe strange triskele, thewavy patternof connected spirals whichseems to have hadsome arcane fascination for the Celtic mind.

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Architecture (2015)

by James Stevens Curl, Susan Wilson

triskele (Yshaped forms), and trumpetpattern (trumpet shapes with sinuous forms between), complex interlaced stalks and ...

Google previewThe Describer's Dictionary (1995)

A Treasury of Terms and Literary Quotations by David Grambs

triskelion, triskele, triskelis five interlocking circles (three above two) Olympic symbol ...

Google previewAn Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Traditional Symbols (1987)

by J. C. Cooper

Triquetra/Triskele/Fylfot The threelegged, or threefooted, or threepronged symbol which largely shares the symbolism of the SWASTIKA (q.v.). It is the 'swift feet', probably solar movement, or the sun as rising, zenith and setting; it is also ...

Google previewDictionary of Early English (1955)

by Joseph T. Shipley

triskele. A figure consisting of three legs, ...

Google previewDictionary of Gems and Gemology (2013)

by Mohsen Manutchehr-Danai

triskele; same as triskelion. triskelion; a jewelry brooch with a motif consisting of 3 parts, sometimes more parts radiate from the center or are arched like three and as falcon heads. Also 484 ...

Google previewThe Continuum Encyclopedia of Symbols (2000)

by Udo Becker

Triskele - Or "triquetra." The division of a circle into three parts; it was used as an ornament even on pre-historic clay pots and as a symbol on coats of arms and coins (of ancient Agrigento, for example); the Christian symbol of the Trinity ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (2006)

by James Stevens Curl

triskele (Y-shaped forms), and trumpetpattern (trumpet shapes with sinuous forms between), complex interlaced stalks ...

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Scrabble value of T1R1I1S1K5E1L1E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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