There is no specific symbol to represent brother in Gaelic or in Celtic symbolism. Celtic symbols are sometimes wrongly attributed to specific meanings for commercial benefit.
In written form, the Irish Gaelic word for brother is ''deartháir'' and the Scots Gaelic word is ''bràthair.'' The ancient written form for the Irish Gaelic language and for the Welsh language is called ''Ogham.'' Ogham letters consist of vertical lines with horizontal strokes and notches on them. Words read from bottom to top along the vertical line. Examples of this ancient script can be found by searching for images of ''Ogham letters'' in any Internet browser.Learn More
For much of the 1990s, pop singer, songwriter and musician Prince changed his name to what he referred to as "an unpronounceable symbol," according to Entertainment Weekly. The glyph combined elements of astrological symbols for male and female in a form that resembled a scepter.Full Answer >
The lotus flower stands for compassion. This flower also stands for other positive traits, such as courage, peace, mindfulness and wisdom.Full Answer >
Common star symbols include the asterisk, Star of David and the Pentacle. An asterisk is found on a keyboard as the shift of the "8" key. It often denotes an omission of text or a footnote at the bottom of the page.Full Answer >
The forward slash is also referred to as the oblique symbol. It is commonly used for writing fractions as well as separating letters and words.Full Answer >