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noun 
  1. A cross with arms of equal length all bent halfway along at a 90° angle to the right or to the left, used as a religious symbol by various ancient and modern civilizations, and adopted more recently (with arms angled to the right) as a symbol of Nazism and fascism.
Translations: 
  • Dutch:
    1. Dutch, swastika, hakenkruis
    2. French: svastika(fr)m
    3. German: Swastika(de)f, Hakenkreuz(de)n
    4. Italian: svastica
Etymology: From Sanskrit àààààààà (svastika). First attestation in English 1871 (from 1932 specifically referring to the emblem of the Nazi party, German Hakenkreuz).


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