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stylized, palm-shaped amulet of the Middle East, used to protect against the evil eye
An object worn, especially around the neck, as a charm against evil or injury.
[Latin amulētum, something protecting against illness, amulet, perhaps originally meaning "medicinal or magical preparation containing starch" and from amulum, amylum, starch; see amylum + -ētum, noun suffix.]
(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)
a charm worn to ward off evil or to bring good fortune; talisman.
[1595–1605; (< Middle French amulete) < Latin amulētum]
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.
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|Noun||1.||amulet - a trinket or piece of jewelry usually hung about the neck and thought to be a magical protection against evil or disease|