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.
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The numerical value of talisman in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of talisman in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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- طلسم, تعويذةArabic
- talisman, amuletCzech
- talizmán, kabalaHungarian
- isim, jimatIndonesian
- 護符, タリスマン, お守りJapanese
- mauri, aria, koropāMāori
- talismã, amuletoPortuguese
- amuletă, talismanRomanian
- talisman, талисманSerbo-Croatian
- muska, tılsımTurkish
- bùa phù hộVietnamese
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