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, something protecting against illness, amulet, perhaps originally meaning "medicinal or magical preparation containing starch" and from amulum, amylum, starch; see amylum + -ētum, noun suffix.]

amulet

(ˈæmjʊlɪt)
n
(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)

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.

amulet

noun
A small object worn or kept for its supposed magical power:
Translations
amuletti
amulet

amulet

[ˈæmjʊlɪt] Namuleto m

amulet

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

amulet

nAmulett nt
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they hold a treasure Divine -- a talisman -- an amulet That must be worn at heart.
She laid one finger on her mouth and concealed the amulet in her bosom.
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
The whitewashed walls; the little pews where well-known figures entered with a subdued rustling, and where first one well-known voice and then another, pitched in a peculiar key of petition, uttered phrases at once occult and familiar, like the amulet worn on the heart; the pulpit where the minister delivered unquestioned doctrine, and swayed to and fro, and handled the book in a long accustomed manner; the very pauses between the couplets of the hymn, as it was given out, and the recurrent swell of voices in song: these things had been the channel of divine influences to Marner--they were the fostering home of his religious emotions--they were Christianity and God's kingdom upon earth.
that sets the serai ablaze of nights; but he looked more carefully, and, hand on amulet, drew his own conclusions.
Yes, I replied; and the charming thing is that they deem him their worst enemy who tells them the truth, which is simply that, unless they give up eating and drinking and wenching and idling, neither drug nor cautery nor spell nor amulet nor any other remedy will avail.
It was also required of him that he should partake of their exercise of constantly ascending an endless flight of stairs; and, lest his legs, unused to such exertion, should be weakened by it, that he should wear upon one ankle an amulet or charm of iron.
These recognitions alone dispense with the artificial aid of tokens or amulets.
Like most savages they are firm believers in dreams, and in the power and efficacy of charms and amulets, or medicines as they term them.
These idols are hung round with amulets and votive offerings, such as beavers' teeth, and bears' and eagles' claws.
This gracious English maiden, with her clinging robes, her amulets and girdles, with something quaint and angular in her step, her carriage something mediaeval and Gothic, in the details of her person and dress, this lovely Evelyn Vane (isn't it a beautiful name?
I would have stopped him, but his blow took effect and broke the bracelet of amulets which encircled the arm of the savage.