pentacle

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pen·ta·cle

 (pĕn′tə-kəl)
n.
A five-pointed star, often held to have magical or mystical significance, formed by five straight lines connecting the vertices of a pentagon and enclosing another pentagon in the completed figure. Also called pentagram.

[Medieval Latin *pentāculum : Greek penta-, penta- + Latin -culum, diminutive suff.]

pentacle

(ˈpɛntəkəl)
n
(Alternative Belief Systems) another name for pentagram
[C16: from Italian pentacolo something having five corners; see penta-]

pen•ta•cle

(ˈpɛn tə kəl)

n.
2. a similar figure, as a hexagram.
[1585–95; < Italian pentacolo five-cornered object. See penta-, -cle1]

pentacle


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A five-pointed star within a circle, used as a means of protection by witches and magicians.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pentacle - a star with 5 pointspentacle - a star with 5 points; formed by 5 straight lines between the vertices of a pentagon and enclosing another pentagon
star - a plane figure with 5 or more points; often used as an emblem
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9 The following was resolved by the phrateres in the archonship of Phormio among the Athenians, in the phratriarchship of Pantacles of Oeum.
26) This is cleverly worked out, and if it were correct it would remove many difficulties, but it goes against what seems to me to be a very strong prima facie presumption, that the prescript in lines 9-12 identifies the decree, enacted when Pantacles was principal if not sole phratriarch, as a decree of the whole phratry, concerned with membership of the whole phratry.