Definition of pentacle in English:

pentacle

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Pronunciation: /ˈpɛntək(ə)l
 
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noun

  • 1A talisman or magical object, typically disc-shaped and inscribed with a pentagram, used as a symbol of the element of earth.
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    • When I looked, I was holding a medallion that consisted of a pentacle - the symbol of my faith - within a circle and triangle - the symbol of recovery.
    • I wear a pentacle everyday as a symbol of protection and of my faith.
    • Everything from pentacles and talismans to cloaks and incense can be found here at very reasonable prices!
  • 1.1A pentagram.
  • 1.2 (pentacles) One of the suits in some tarot packs, corresponding to coins in others.
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    • On the Two of Pentacles we see a young man dancing as he juggles his worldly concerns.
    • The 10 of Pentacles is one of the most auspicious cards in the Tarot deck, besides World.

Origin

late 16th century: from medieval Latin pentaculum, apparently based on Greek penta- 'five'.

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