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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.]
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(Alternative Belief Systems) another name for pentagram
[C16: from Italian pentacolo something having five corners; see penta-]
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pen•ta•cle(ˈpɛn tə kəl)
2. a similar figure, as a hexagram.
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A five-pointed star within a circle, used as a means of protection by witches and magicians.
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|Noun||1.||pentacle - 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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