pentacle
noun Etymology: Medieval Latin *pentaculum, probably from Greek pente Date: 1594 pentagram

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  • pentacle — (n.) 1590s, from M.L. pentaculum, a hybrid coined from Gk. pente five (see FIVE (Cf. five)) + L. culum, dim. suffix. But the exact origin is obscure. Italian had pentacolo anything with five points, and Fr. pentacle (16c.) was the name of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Pentacle — Pen ta*cle, n. [Gr. ? five.] A figure composed of two equilateral triangles intersecting so as to form a six pointed star, used in early ornamental art, and also with superstitious import by the astrologers and mystics of the Middle Ages. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pentacle — ► NOUN ▪ a pentagram. ORIGIN Latin pentaculum …   English terms dictionary

  • pentacle — [pen′tə kəl] n. [MFr < ML pentaculum < Gr penta ,PENTA + L culum, dim. suffix] a symbol, usually a five pointed star, formerly used in magic …   English World dictionary

  • Pentacle — A pentacle (or pantacle in Thelema [Crowley, Aleister. Liber CLXV . Available [http://www.hermetic.com/crowley/libers/Liber165.pdf here] . Accessed 21 June 2007.] ) is an amulet used in magical evocation, generally made of parchment, paper or… …   Wikipedia

  • Pentacle — Un pentacle est un talisman ou une amulette d évocation magique, habituellement réalisée en parchemin, papier, métal ou en un autre matériau, sur laquelle sont dessinés des symboles en relation avec l esprit, l énergie... qui est évoqué. Le… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • pentacle — /pen teuh keuhl/, n. 1. pentagram. 2. a similar figure, as a hexagram. [1585 95; < It pentacolo five cornered object. See PENTA , CLE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • pentacle — noun /ˈpɛnt.ə.kl̩/ A pentagram, especially a physical one used for magical or mystical purposes …   Wiktionary

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