Talisman


Talisman

A Talisman is a small amulet or other object, often bearing magical symbols, worn for protection against evil spirits or the supernatural.

May also mean:
* Talisman or amulet, a small object intended to bring good luck and/or protection to its owner
* Stanford Talisman, an award-winning collegiate a cappella group from Stanford University
* Western Kentucky Talisman, an award-winning collegiate yearbook from Western Kentucky University
* "Talisman" (board game), a board game from Games Workshop
* "Talisman" (video game), a 2008 video game based on the board game from Games Workshop
* Talisman (book series), a series of children's books
* The Talisman (1984 novel), a book by Stephen King and Peter Straub
* Talisman (comics), a character from Marvel Comics who was a member of Alpha Flight
* Talisman (band), a Swedish American hard rock band featuring Jeff Scott Soto and Marcel Jacob
* Talisman (ship), an oceanographic ship onboard of which Léopold de Folin made his survey expedition
* Microsoft Talisman, a failed 3D graphics architecture from Microsoft
* Talisman (Sailor Moon), a special weapon in the anime series "Sailor Moon"
* Talisman Dance Company, a belly dance troupe
* Talisman Desktop, a software desktop shell replacement for the Microsoft Windows operating system
* Talisman Energy, a Canadian corporation
* Talisman Centre, is a multi-sports complex in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
* Talisman UUV, a multi-role unmanned underwater vehicle
* "", a 2004 book by Graham Hancock and Robert Bauval
* Talisman (film), a 1998 film by David Decoteau
* Talisman , whisky, a blended scotch whisky
* "Talisman", a song from Air's 1998 album "Moon Safari"
* "Talisman", a song by Hierosonic
* Talisman, the latest Linksys router software from Sveasoft
* Talisman, a limited-edition, 4-seater luxury Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham sedan, built from 1974 to 1976
* Twig Talisman, a touchscreen-equipped GPS handset from Benefon running Windows Mobile 6
* Tailsman, a character in


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  • talisman — [ talismɑ̃ ] n. m. • 1592; ar. tilsam, du bas gr. telesma « rite religieux » ♦ Objet (pierre, anneau, etc.) sur lequel sont gravés ou inscrits des signes consacrés, et auquel on attribue des vertus magiques de protection, de pouvoir. ⇒ amulette.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • talisman — TALISMÁN, talismane, s.n. Mic obiect despre care se crede că aduce noroc; amuletă. – Din fr. talisman. Trimis de laura tache, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  TALISMÁN s. v. amuletă. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa: Sinonime  talismán s.n., pl.… …   Dicționar Român

  • Talisman — Sm Glücksbringer erw. fach. (17. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus it. talismano, dieses aus arab. ṭilasm Zauberbild , dieses über das Mittelgriechische aus gr. télesma bestätigtes Abbild , zu gr. teleĩn vollenden usw. , zu gr. télos n. Ende, Zweck,… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • talisman — (n.) 1630s, from Fr. talisman, in part via Arabic tilsam (pl. tilsaman), a Greek loan word; in part directly from Byzantine Gk. telesma talisman, religious rite, payment, earlier consecration, ceremony, originally completion, from telein perform… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Talisman — »Glücksbringer, Maskottchen«: Das in dt. Texten seit dem 17. Jh. bezeugte Fremdwort ist aus gleichbed. it. talismano entlehnt. Dies stammt seinerseits wie auch frz. talisman, span. talismán aus pers. ṭilismāt, dem Plural von ṭilism… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • talisman — TALISMAN. s. m. Piece de metal fonduë & gravée sous certains aspects de planetes, sous certaine constellation, & à laquelle on attribuë des vertus extraordinaires, comme de vaincre ses ennemis, de gagner. les bonnes graces des personnes, de… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Talisman — Tal is*man, n.; pl. {Talismans}. [Sp., from Ar. tilism, tilsam, a magical image, pl. tilsam[=a]n, fr. Gr. ? tribute, tax, LGr., an initiation, incantation, from ? to complete, perform, to play taxes, to make perfect, to initiate, especially in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Talisman — Talisman, 1) (gr. Τέλεσμα, arab. Tilsem, ein Knoten, welcher alle zauberische Knoten, selbst die Fesseln auflöst, nach Anderen ein Bild, Abzeichnung, Charakter), nach orientalischem Aberglauben ein Ding, welchem die zauberische Kraft inwohnt… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • TALISMAN —     Talisman, s. m., terme arabe francisé, proprement consécration; la même chose que telesma ou phylactère; préservatif, figure, caractère, dont la superstition s est servie dans tous les temps et chez tous les peuples. C est d ordinaire une… …   Dictionnaire philosophique de Voltaire

  • talismán — sustantivo masculino 1. Objeto o imagen a los que se atribuyen poderes mágicos o sobrenaturales: No viajo si no llevo en el bolsillo mi talismán de la buena suerte …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • talismán — (Del fr. talisman, este del persa ṭelesmāt, y este del gr. τέλεσμα, rito religioso). m. Objeto, a veces con figura o inscripción, al que se atribuyen poderes mágicos …   Diccionario de la lengua española


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