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talisman (n.)

1.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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TalismanTal"is*man (?), n.; pl. Talismans (#). [Sp., from Ar. tilism, tilsam, a magical image, pl. tilsamān, fr. Gr. � tribute, tax, LGr., an initiation, incantation, from � to complete, perform, to play taxes, to make perfect, to initiate, especially in the mysteries, fr. � completion, end.]
1. 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.

2. Hence, something that produces extraordinary effects, esp. in averting or repelling evil; an amulet; a charm; as, a talisman to avert diseases. Swift.

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talisman (n.)

amulet, charm, lucky charm, mascot

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talisman (n.)

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Talisman

                   

A talisman (from Arabic طلسم Tilasm, ultimately from Greek telesma or from the Greek word "telein" which means "to initiate into the mysteries") is an amulet or other object considered to possess supernatural or magical powers that are placed on the object by an outside force. It's an inanimate object that one makes animate. In magic a talisman is endowed with magical properties or magical force with a specific nature. It could be a sentimental object or souvenir of some kind that when looked at years later evokes a certain emotional response.

   
               

 

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