Definition of triskelion in English:

triskelion

Pronunciation /trīˈskelēən//tri-/

noun

  • A Celtic symbol consisting of three legs or lines radiating from a center.

    • ‘Boars, hounds, triskelions, and gem inlays figure in Celtic metalwork from the early Iron Age to the end of distinctly Celtic forms.’
    • ‘According to Norse mythology, the triskelion was a symbol of the movement of the sun through the heavens.’
    • ‘The cauldron-triple spiral triskelion in my masthead is a Celtic symbol of the 3-fold aspect of the Sacred Feminine - as maiden, mother and crone.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from tri- three + Greek skelos leg.

Pronunciation

triskelion

/trīˈskelēən//tri-/