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amulet
stylized, palm-shaped amulet of the Middle East, used to protect against the evil eye

am·u·let

 (ăm′yə-lĭt)
n.
An object worn, especially around the neck, as a charm against evil or injury.

[Latin amulētum.]

amulet

(ˈæmjʊlɪt)
n
(Jewellery) a trinket or piece of jewellery worn as a protection against evil; charm
[C17: from Latin amulētum, of unknown origin]

am•u•let

(ˈæm yə lɪt)

n.
a charm worn to ward off evil or to bring good fortune; talisman.
[1595–1605; (< Middle French amulete) < Latin amulētum]

amulet

A charm with magic power, made from a substance that protects against evil, such as wood, stone or metal and inscribed with magical characters or figures. They may be used to invoke the help of spirits and divert evil from the wearer but do not necessarily attract luck to the wearer or endow them with magical qualities.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.amulet - a trinket or piece of jewelry usually hung about the neck and thought to be a magical protection against evil or diseaseamulet - a trinket or piece of jewelry usually hung about the neck and thought to be a magical protection against evil or disease
good luck charm, charm - something believed to bring good luck
greegree, gres-gris, grigri - an African amulet

amulet

noun charm, fetish, talisman, juju, periapt (rare) He brought forth a small gold amulet.

amulet

noun
A small object worn or kept for its supposed magical power:
Translations
amuletti
amulet

amulet

[ˈæmjʊlɪt] Namuleto m

amulet

[ˈæmjʊlət] n (= charm, talisman) → amulette f

amulet

nAmulett nt
References in classic literature ?
She was stript of all her ornaments, lest perchance there should be among them some of those amulets which Satan was supposed to bestow upon his victims, to deprive them of the power of confession even when under the torture.
I would have stopped him, but his blow took effect and broke the bracelet of amulets which encircled the arm of the savage.
These recognitions alone dispense with the artificial aid of tokens or amulets.
Like most savages they are firm believers in dreams, and in the power and efficacy of charms and amulets, or medicines as they term them.
These idols are hung round with amulets and votive offerings, such as beavers' teeth, and bears' and eagles' claws.
This gracious English maiden, with her clinging robes, her amulets and girdles, with something quaint and angular in her step, her carriage something mediaeval and Gothic, in the details of her person and dress, this lovely Evelyn Vane (isn't it a beautiful name?
The balance of the day and evening was filled with preparation for a great hunt--spears were overhauled, quivers were replenished, bows were restrung; and all the while the village witch doctor passed through the busy throngs disposing of various charms and amulets designed to protect the possessor from hurt, or bring him good fortune in the morrow's hunt.
Many of the bowmen had drawn amulets and relics from their bosoms, while he who possessed some more than usually sanctified treasure passed it down the line of his comrades, that all might kiss and reap the virtue.
The whitewashed walls; the little pews where well-known figures entered with a subdued rustling, and where first one well-known voice and then another, pitched in a peculiar key of petition, uttered phrases at once occult and familiar, like the amulet worn on the heart; the pulpit where the minister delivered unquestioned doctrine, and swayed to and fro, and handled the book in a long accustomed manner; the very pauses between the couplets of the hymn, as it was given out, and the recurrent swell of voices in song: these things had been the channel of divine influences to Marner--they were the fostering home of his religious emotions--they were Christianity and God's kingdom upon earth.
It was sorcery, magic of the worst kind, thought Buldeo, and he wondered whether the amulet round his neck would protect him.
The Hajji said: 'And on mine also is a name engraved; but there is no name on the amulet.
that sets the serai ablaze of nights; but he looked more carefully, and, hand on amulet, drew his own conclusions.