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nAlso called: pentacle or pentangle
1. (Mathematics) a star-shaped figure formed by extending the sides of a regular pentagon to meet at five points
2. (Alternative Belief Systems) such a figure used as a magical or symbolic figure by the Pythagoreans, black magicians, etc
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a regular five-pointed, star-shaped figure, used as an occult symbol. Also called pentacle.
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A five-pointed star used in many magic rituals including the invoking or banishing of spirits. In some positions it represents the Devil.
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|Noun||1.||pentagram - 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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