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fylfot

[fil-fot] /ˈfɪl fɒt/
noun
1.
a swastika.
Origin
1490-1500
1490-1500; variant of fill-foot foot filler
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British Dictionary definitions for fylfot

fylfot

/ˈfaɪlfɒt/
noun
1.
a rare word for swastika
Word Origin
C16 (apparently meaning: a sign or device for the lower part or foot of a painted window): from fillen to fill + fotfoot
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Word Origin and History for fylfot
n.

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 it may have been a mere nonce-word" [OED].

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