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Hakenkreuz

[hah-kuh n-kroits] /ˈhɑ kənˌkrɔɪts/
noun, plural Hakenkreuze
[hah-kuh n-kroi-tsuh] /ˈhɑ kənˌkrɔɪ tsə/ (Show IPA).
German.
1.
a swastika, especially that used as the emblem of the Nazi party and the Third Reich.
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Hakenkreuz

/ˈhɑːkənˌkrɔɪts/
noun
1.
the swastika
Word Origin
literally: hooked cross
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Word Origin and History for Hakenkreuz
n.

1931, proper German name for the Nazi swastika (q.v.), literally "hook-cross," from Old High German hako "hook," from Proto-Germanic *hoka-, from PIE *keg- "hook, tooth" (see hook (n.)).

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