talisman
[ tal-is-muhn ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
mid-17th century: Arabic; based on ṭilsam, apparently from an alteration of late Greek telesma "completion, religious rite," from telein "complete, perform a rite," from telos "result, end"
Synonyms
    1.
  • amulet charm
    2.
  • fetish lucky charm amulet
Antonyms
    1.
  • unavailable
    2.
  • unavailable
Definition
1. any amulet or charm
2. a stone, ring, or other object, engraved with figures or characters supposed to possess occult powers and worn as an amulet or charm
Examples
1. A) The ankh symbol is commonly worn as a talisman. B) It can be hard to determine whether a particular talisman brought good luck or whether it was just random happenstance.
2. A) Many forget that Excalibur's sheath was a powerful talisman that warded the bearer against all damage. B) There is a new age store at the end of the block that can sell you a talisman for good luck.
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