amulet


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

am•u•let

(ˈ?m 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.
Translations

amulet

[ˈæmjʊlɪt] Namuleto m

amulet

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

amulet

nAmulett nt
References in classic literature ?
-- they hold a treasure Divine -- a talisman -- an amulet That must be worn at heart.
Either to a Power indefinable, incomprehensible, which I not only cannot address but which I cannot even express in words- the Great All or Nothing-" said he to himself, "or to that God who has been sewn into this amulet by Mary
She laid one finger on her mouth and concealed the amulet in her bosom.