pentacle(redirected from Pantacle)
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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.]
(Alternative Belief Systems) another name for pentagram
[C16: from Italian pentacolo something having five corners; see penta-]
pen•ta•cle(ˈpɛn tə kəl)
2. a similar figure, as a hexagram.
A five-pointed star within a circle, used as a means of protection by witches and magicians.