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swas·ti·ka

 (swŏs′tĭ-kə)
n.
1. An ancient cosmic or religious symbol formed by a Greek cross with the ends of the arms bent at right angles in either a clockwise or a counterclockwise direction.
2. Such a symbol with a clockwise bend to the arms, used as the emblem of the Nazi party and of the German state under Adolf Hitler, officially adopted in 1935.

[Sanskrit svastikaḥ, sign of good luck, swastika, from svasti, well-being; see (e)su- in Indo-European roots.]
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swastika

(ˈswɒstɪkə)
n
1. (Heraldry) a primitive religious symbol or ornament in the shape of a Greek cross, usually having the ends of the arms bent at right angles in either a clockwise or anticlockwise direction
2. (Historical Terms) this symbol with clockwise arms, officially adopted in 1935 as the emblem of Nazi Germany
[C19: from Sanskrit svastika, from svasti prosperity; from the belief that it brings good luck]
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swas•ti•ka

(ˈswɒs tɪ kə)

n., pl. -kas.
1. a symbolic or ornamental figure of ancient origin, consisting of a cross with arms of equal length, each arm having a continuation at right angles in a uniformly clockwise or counterclockwise direction.
2. this figure as the emblem of the Nazi Party and the Third Reich.
[1850–55; < Skt svastika=svasti well-being + -ka secondary n. suffix]
swas′ti•kaed, adj.
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swastika

A hooked cross; an ancient religious symbol associated in the late 19th century with the revival of interest in German legends and mythology. It was adopted as a symbol by extreme right-wing groups in Germany from 1919 and was made Germany’s national emblem in 1935.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.swastika - the official emblem of the Nazi Party and the Third Reichswastika - the official emblem of the Nazi Party and the Third Reich; a cross with the arms bent at right angles in a clockwise direction
tetraskele, tetraskelion - a figure consisting of four stylized human arms or legs (or bent lines) radiating from a center
allegory, emblem - a visible symbol representing an abstract idea
Deutschland, FRG, Germany, Federal Republic of Germany - a republic in central Europe; split into East Germany and West Germany after World War II and reunited in 1990
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swastika

noun crooked cross, fylfot On her new brown passport was a black eagle with a swastika.
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Translations
صَليب مَعْقوف
свастика
hákový křížsvastika
hagekorssvastika
esvásticasvastikaswastika
hakaristi
svastika
horogkereszt
hakakross
svastika
kāškrustssvastika
hakekorssvastika
svástica
hákový krížsvastika
svastikaсвастика
hakkorssvastika
gamalı haç

swastika

[ˈswɒstɪkə] Nesvástica f, cruz f gamada
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swastika

[ˈswɒstɪkə] ncroix f gammée
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swastika

nHakenkreuz nt; (= religious symbol also)Swastika f
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swastika

[ˈswɒstɪkə] nsvastica, croce f uncinata
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swastika

(ˈswostikə) noun
a cross with the ends bent at right angles, adopted as the badge of the Nazi party in Germany before the Second World War.
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