phylactery

  • 1 Phylactery — may mean:* Phylactery, Greek term for tefillin, leather boxes worn on the arm and head during certain Jewish services * Phylactery, an amulet to protect the wearer from harm * Phylactery, in fantasy fiction, an object used by a lich to contain… …

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  • 2 Phylactery — Phy*lac ter*y, n.; pl. {Phylacteries}. [OE. filateri, OF. filatire, filatiere, F. phylact[ e]re, L. phylacterium, Gr. ?, fr. ? a watcher, guard, ? to watch, guard. Cf. {Philatory}.] 1. Any charm or amulet worn as a preservative from danger or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 phylactery — index reminder Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 4 phylactery — late 14c., small leathern box containing four O.T. texts, from O.Fr. filatiere (12c.), from L.L. phylacterium reliquary, from Gk. phylacterion safeguard, amulet, properly neuter of adjective phylakterios serving as a protection, from phylakter… …

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  • 5 phylactery — [fi lak′tər ē] n. pl. phylacteries [ME filaterie < ML phylaterium < LL(Ec) phylacteria (used for Heb tefilin, pl. of tefila, prayer < root pll, to pray, entreat < Gr phylaktērion, a safeguard < phylassein, to defend, guard >… …

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  • 6 phylactery — phylacteric /fil ak ter ik/, phylacterical, adj. phylacteried, adj. /fi lak teuh ree/, n., pl. phylacteries. 1. Judaism. either of two small, black, leather cubes containing a piece of parchment inscribed with verses 4 9 of Deut. 6, 13 21 of Deut …

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  • 7 phylactery — noun (plural teries) Etymology: Middle English philaterie, from Medieval Latin philaterium, alteration of Late Latin phylacterium, from Greek phylaktērion amulet, phylactery, from phylassein to guard, from phylak , phylax guard Date: 14th century …

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  • 8 phylactery — noun /fɪˈlaktəɹi/ a) Either of the two small leather cases, containing biblical scrolls, worn by Jewish men at morning prayer; the tefilla. They sett abroade there philateris, and make large borders on there garmenttes, and love to sytt… …

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  • 9 phylactery — Synonyms and related words: Agnus Dei, Holy Grail, Host, Pieta, Sanctus bell, Sangraal, amulet, ark, asperger, asperges, aspergillum, bambino, beadroll, beads, candle, censer, chaplet, charm, ciborium, cross, crucifix, cruet, eucharistial, fetish …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 10 phylactery — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A small object worn or kept for its supposed magical power: amulet, charm, fetish, juju, periapt, talisman. See SUPERNATURAL …

    English dictionary for students

  • 11 phylactery — fɪ læktÉ™rɪ n. small leather case containing Scriptural texts which is worn by Jews during morning prayers …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 12 phylactery — [fɪ lakt(ə)ri] noun (plural phylacteries) a small leather box containing Hebrew texts on vellum, worn by Jewish men at morning prayer. Origin ME: via late L. from Gk phulaktērion amulet , from phulassein to guard …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 13 phylactery — n. charm, amulet, talisman, spell, phylecter …

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  • 14 phylactery — n amulet, talisman, periapt, abraxas, fetish, obi, obeah, voodoo, Judaism. tefillin; apotro paic, scarab, swastika, triskelion; safeguard, protector, preservative; charm, good luck charm, lucky piece, horseshoe, rabbit s foot, Brit. merrythought …

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  • 15 phylactery — phy·lac·tery …

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  • 16 phylactery —  Филактерия …

    Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • 17 phylactery — phy•lac•ter•y [[t]fɪˈlæk tə ri[/t]] n. pl. ter•ies 1) jud Judaism. either of two small black leather cubes containing pieces of parchment inscribed with specific Biblical verses: worn by Orthodox or Conservative Jewish men during weekday morning… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 phylactery — One of two small black leather boxes which contain biblical verses of Jewish law …

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  • 19 phylactery — /fəˈlæktəri/ (say fuh laktuhree) noun (plural phylacteries) 1. either of two small leather cases containing slips inscribed with certain texts from the Pentateuch, worn by Jews, one on the head and one on the left arm during prayer to remind them …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 phylactery —   n. small leather box containing scriptural extracts worn by Jews at prayer on head and arm; relic container; amulet; reminder; record; in medieval art, words in a balloon like circle drawn issuing from mouth …

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