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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..."

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for triskele

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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 previewV2 The Celtic Encyclopedia (1998)

by Harry Mountain

ALTERNATIVE Clinda / Cliodhna / Cleena SEX F SYMBOL bird / triskele CATEGORY deity TYPE goddess of the underworld and beauty CULTURE Danann COUNTRY Ireland ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: Dictionary (1911)

See triskele. — Three- card monte. See mmte. — Three-cylinder steam-engine, a triple expansion-cylinder steam-engine. See steam- engine. — Three-day fever, dengue.— Three-em brace, in printing, a brace three ems wide.— Three estates  ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1914)

by William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith

See triskele. trisnitrate (tris-ni'trat), n. Same as trinitrate. trisOCtahedron, n. This name is usually limited to the isometric form having triangular faces, formerly called a trigonal trisoctahedron. trisplanchiiia (tri-splangk'ni-ii), n. [NL.] Same as ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney (1900)

by William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith

triskele (tris'kél), n. [Also triscele; (Gr. rpmstg, three- legged, < Tpeig (1711-), three, + arr-log, leg.] A figure formed of three lines ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: New volumes (1909)

by William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith

See triskele, swastika, and fylfot. tetraskelion (tet-ra-ske'li-on), ...

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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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