Definition of swastika noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈswɒstɪkə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈswɑːstɪkə//
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an ancient symbol in the form of a cross with its ends bent at an angle of 90°, used in the 20th century as the symbol of the German Nazi party Word Originlate 19th cent.: from Sanskrit svastika, from svasti ‘well-being’, from su ‘good’ + asti ‘being’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: swastika