Definitions for talismanˈtæl ɪs mən, -ɪz-
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a trinket or piece of jewelry usually hung about the neck and thought to be a magical protection against evil or disease
A magical object worn for protection against ill will, or the supernatural, or to confer the wearer with a boon such as good luck, good health, or power(s).
Origin: talisman partly from طلسم, from τέλεσμα; and partly directly from τέλεσμα, from τελέω, from τέλος.
a magical figure cut or engraved under certain superstitious observances of the configuration of the heavens, to which wonderful effects are ascribed; the seal, figure, character, or image, of a heavenly sign, constellation, or planet, engraved on a sympathetic stone, or on a metal corresponding to the star, in order to receive its influence
hence, something that produces extraordinary effects, esp. in averting or repelling evil; an amulet; a charm; as, a talisman to avert diseases
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a magical figure of an astrological nature carved on a stone or piece of metal under certain superstitious observances, to which certain wonderful effects are ascribed; is of the nature of a charm to avert evil.
Translations for talisman
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- talisman, amuletCzech
- talizmán, kabalaHungarian
- 護符, タリスマンJapanese
- mauri, aria, koropāMāori
- talismã, amuletoPortuguese
- amuletă, talismanRomanian
- talisman, талисманSerbo-Croatian
- muska, tılsımTurkish
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