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Meaning of TALISMAN

Pronunciation:  'talismun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a trinket or piece of jewelry thought to be a protection against evil
 

TALISMAN is a 8 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: amulet
 
 See Also: charm, good luck charm, greegree, gres-gris, grigri

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Tal"is*man\, n.; pl. {Talismans}. [Sp., from Ar.
tilism, tilsam, a magical image, pl. tilsam[=a]n, 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.

 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Dreaming that you are wearing a talisman means pleasant friends and living the good life. Dreaming that you lover gives you a talisman indicates that you will marry successful.
 

 

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