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figure of the earth

geoid

1

horizontal figure eight symbolizing infinity or eternity

lemniscate

2

circle with arrow pointed outward toward the upper right

male symbol, Mars symbol

3

circle with a suspended cross

female symbol, venus symbol

4

seven-branched (Jewish) candelabrum

menoral

5

Hebrew symbol of life

c'hai

6

Judiac hexagram (intersecting triangles)

Star of David, Magen of David, Shield of David

7

intersecting triangles one of which is light and one dark

Solomon's seal

8

Buddhist symbol of the universe

yin-yang symbol, mandala

9

loop-topped cross ("peace symbol")

ankh, crux ansata, key of life, key of the Nile, looped Tau cross

10

three loops interlaced into a roughly triangular form

triquetra

11

Japanese (Shinto) shrine-gate symbol

torii

12

hook cross

swastika, gammadion, fylfot, crux gammata

13

figure with three curved branches or legs from the same center (or a three-armed swastika)

triskelion, triskele, triskelis

14

five interlocking circles (three above two)

Olympic symbol

15

flame-shaped symbol

flammulation

16

almond-shaped object or ornament

mandorla

17

five-pointed star

pentacle, pentagram, pentalpha

18

diamond-shaped scale or plate

mascle

19

triangular or wedge-shaped symbol

delta

20

moon (first or last quarter) or sickle shape

cresent

21

three-pronged spear associated with the god of the sea

trident

22

L-shaped

gamma

23

V or upside-down-V emblem

chevron

24

coiled snake on a winged staff (medical symbol)

caduceus, kerykeion

25

human skull (as a symbol of mortality)

death's-head, memento mori

26

skull and crossbones (pirate or poison symbol)

Jolly Roger

27

iris symbol (royal emblem of France)

fleur-de-lis

28

rose-like ornament

rosette, cockate (when worn as an ornament)

29

upward-pointing three-lobed or three-petaled (trifoliate) floral shaped

trefoil, shamrock

30

four-lobed or four-petaled floral shaped

quatrefoil

31

five-lobed or five petaled floral shape

cinquefoil

32

common ornament showing spread leaves or petals

palmette

33

common ornament showing a radiating floral cluster

anthemion, honeysuckle ornament

34

common ornament showing sprouting pointed leaves

lotus

35

common ornament showing shapely "billowing" leaves

acanthus

36

upright eagle with wings outstretched

spread eagle, heraldic eagle

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ceremonial-staff emblem of authority

scepter

38

bundle of rods with a projecting ax blade

fasces

39

sun surrounded by (a representation of) its rays

sunburst

40

wheel whose spokes project beyond the rim

Catherine wheel, spider wheel

41

map's circular symbol with N, S, E and W indicated

compass rose

42

ornamental oval or somewhat curved frame

cartouche

43

Egyptian beetle-like symbol or ornament

scarab

44

stylized asp worn on ancient headdresses

uraeus

45

symbolic or memorial cluster of weapons or armor

trophy

46

ragtime curved band (often with an inscription on it)

ribbon

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thin curling or spiral form like a leafless stem

tendril