a design, usually symbolic, consisting of three curved branches or three bent legs or arms radiating from a center
Origin of triskelion; from Classical Greek triskel?s, three-legged ; from tri-, tri- + skelos, leg ; from Indo-European base an unverified form (s)kel-, to bend, a joint of the body from source Classical Latin calx, heel, Classical Greek kylindros, cylinder
nounpl. tri·skel·i·a also tri·skeles
A figure consisting of three curved lines or branches, or three stylized human arms or legs, radiating from a common center.
Origin of triskelionNew Latin, from Greek triskel&emacron;s, three-legged : tri-, tri- + skelos, leg.
3rd-century bc Roman bronze appliqué
(plural triskelions or triskelia)
From Greek Ï„ÏÎ¹ÏƒÎºÎÎ»Î¹Î¿Î½ (triskelion) or Ï„ÏÎ¹ÏƒÎºÎµÎ»Î®Ï‚ (triskeles), three-legged.