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n. pl. tal·is·mans
1. An object marked with magic signs and believed to confer on its bearer supernatural powers or protection.
2. Something that apparently has magic power.
[Ultimately (probably via French talisman) from alteration of Arabic ṭilasmāt, pl. of ṭilasm, talisman, from Late Greek telesma, from Greek telein, to fulfill, consecrate, endow with magic power, from telos, result; see kwel- in Indo-European roots.]
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n, pl -mans
1. (Alternative Belief Systems) a stone or other small object, usually inscribed or carved, believed to protect the wearer from evil influences
2. (Alternative Belief Systems) anything thought to have magical or protective powers
[C17: via French or Spanish from Arabic tilsam, from Medieval Greek telesma ritual, from Greek: consecration, from telein to perform a rite, complete, from telos end, result]
talismanic, talismanical adj
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tal•is•man(ˈtæl ɪs mən, -ɪz-)
n., pl. -mans.
1. an object engraved with figures supposed to possess occult powers, worn as a charm.
2. anything that exercises a powerful influence.
[1630–40; < French or Sp « Arabic ṭilasm < Greek télesma payment]
tal`is•man′ic (-ˈmæn ɪk) adj.
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An amulet engraved with characters that attract occult influences, often used to perform a specific act, such as healing. They bring good luck and avert danger. Unlike an amulet (which is passive) a talisman must be waved, kissed, touched or used in some similar way.
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|Noun||1.||talisman - a trinket or piece of jewelry usually hung about the neck and thought to be a magical protection against evil or disease|
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noun charm, mascot, amulet, lucky charm, fetish, juju, periapt (rare) a talisman with protective powers
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talisman[ˈtælɪzmən] N (talismans (pl)) → talismán m
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talisman[ˈtælɪzmən] n → talisman m
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n pl <-s> → Talisman m
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talisman[ˈtælɪzmən] n → talismano
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talisman(ˈtӕlizmən) , ((American) -lis-) noun
an object which is supposed to have magic powers to protect its owner; a charm. He had a rabbit's foot which he wore round his neck as a talisman. talisman طَلْسَم، تَعْويذَه талисман talismã talisman der Talisman talisman; amulet φυλαχτό, γούριtalismán talisman طلسم talismaani talismanקמע जन्तर talisman, amajlija talizmán azimat verndargripur talismano お守り 부적 talismanas talismans azimat, tangkal talismanamulett, talisman talizman talismã talisman талисман talizman talisman talisman talisman เครื่องราง tılsım 護身符 талісман طلسمہ bùa 护身符
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