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Definition of triskele

What does triskele mean?


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

Alternative definition


  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 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 previewThe Prehistory of the Chickamauga Basin in Tennessee (1995)

by Thomas McDowell Nelson Lewis

Cross motif: Another geometric design motif that occurs with more variation than the triskele is the cross. This element of design, which may be distinguished on the thorax of the spider (fig. 8.4B), on the naturalistic rattlesnake (fig. 8.4C), and on ...

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 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 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 (1914)

An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language

See triskele.— -Three - card monte. Seetnonte. — Three-cylinder steam-engine, one with three cylinders ; usually a triple-expansion 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 (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 ...

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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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