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
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
tal′is-man, n. a species of charm engraved on metal or stone when two planets are in conjunction, or when a star is at its culminating point, and supposed to exert some protective influence over the wearer of it: (fig.) something that produces extraordinary effects:—pl. Tal′ismans.—adjs. Talisman′ic, -al, pertaining to, or having the properties of, a talisman: magical. [Fr.,—Ar. tilsam—Late Ger. telesma, consecration, incantation—Gr. telein, to consecrate.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
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.
The numerical value of talisman in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of talisman in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
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Love is the vital essence that pervades and permeates, from the center to the circumference, the graduating circles of all thought and action. Love is the talisman of human weal and woe--the open sesame to every soul.
All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this Act as if it were impossible to fail. That is the talisman, the formula, the command of right-about-face which turns us from failure towards success.
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- talisman, amuletCzech
- talizmán, kabalaHungarian
- 護符, タリスマン, お守りJapanese
- mauri, aria, koropāMāori
- talismã, amuletoPortuguese
- amuletă, talismanRomanian
- talisman, талисманSerbo-Croatian
- muska, tılsımTurkish
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