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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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