triskelion

[trih-skel-ee-on, -uhn, trahy-]
noun, plural triskelia [trih-skel-ee-uh, trahy-] .
a symbolic figure consisting of three legs, arms, or branches radiating from a common center, as the device of Sicily and the Isle of Man.
Also, triskele [tris-keel, trahy-skeel] .


Origin:
1855–60; < Greek triskel(ḗs) three-legged (tri- tri- + skél(os) leg + -ēs adj. suffix) + -ion diminutive suffix

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triskelion or triskele (trɪˈskɛlɪˌɒn, -ən, ˈtrɪskiːl)
 
n , pl triskelia, triskeles
a symbol consisting of three bent limbs or lines radiating from a centre
 
[C19: from Greek triskelēs three-legged, from tri- + skelos leg]
 
triskele or triskele (trɪˈskɛlɪˌɒn, -ən, ˈtrɪskiːl, trɪˈskɛlɪə)
 
n
 
[C19: from Greek triskelēs three-legged, from tri- + skelos leg]

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triskelion
"figure consisting of three branchess radiating from a center," 1880, earlier triskelos (1857), from Gk. triskeles "three-legged," from tri- "three" + skelos "leg" (see scalene).
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The triskelion flag would certainly look handsome planted in lunar ground.
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