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athame

(ˈɑːθæmeɪ)
n
(Alternative Belief Systems) (in Wicca) a witch's ceremonial knife, usually with a black handle, used in rituals rather than for cutting or carving
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athame

A black-handled knife used by witches in magic ceremonies.
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Sixteen-year-old John, the third trainee, plans to use his Seeker status to reclaim his family's Athame, the stone knife that cuts portals in reality for transportation elsewhere.
O ato mais sagrado na Wicca e o ato sexual entre o Deus e a Deusa, chamado de casamento sagrado, ou hierogamos; simbolizado nos rituais pela insercao de um punhal, chamado athame, em uma taca.
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To dispatch these ghosts Cas uses a ceremonial dagger called an athame, left to him after his father was murdered by a ghost and partially eaten.
They are advised to avoid touching a witch's Book of Shadows, or spellbook, and handling the ceremonial dagger known as an athame.
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THE tools of witchcraft, in addition to the wand, broom and cauldron, include a blunted double-edged knife called an athame, chalice, and incense burner.