ORIGINAL: A see-through of our (new) antique Chinese cabinet.
The word swastika is derived from the Sanskrit svastika.
It is composed of su meaning “good, well” and asti a verbal abstract to the root as “to be”; svasti thus means “well-being”.
The suffix -ka either forms a diminutive or intensifies the verbal meaning, and suastika might thus be
translated literally as “that which is associated with well-being¨.