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talisman

[ tal-is-muh n, -iz- ]SEE DEFINITION OF talisman

Synonyms for talisman

  • fetish
  • juju
  • phylactery
  • good-luck piece
  • lucky piece
  • rabbit's foot
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TALISMAN

But Simba was replacing carefully the talisman in its wrappings.

When the ship is in danger the first talisman is burnt, and help comes.

Variety is the talisman by which she commands all hearts and gained her monarch's.

Aladdin's key could not have caused more surprise than this talisman.

His contributions to "The Talisman" included some of his best poems.

The words acted like a talisman—Lanty was himself in a moment.

"So this is the little one who wears the talisman," he laughed.

"Skeff says that the 'Talisman' will take us on board," said Sir Arthur.

And yet I have a talisman to refresh your memory, should you dare me further.

As a talisman he wears on his chest a golden locket with my miniature.

WORD ORIGIN

1630s, from French talisman, in part via Arabic tilsam (plural tilsaman), a Greek loan-word; in part directly from Byzantine Greek telesma "talisman, religious rite, payment," earlier "consecration, ceremony," originally "completion," from telein "perform (religious rites), pay (tax), fulfill," from telos "completion, end, tax" (see tele-).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR TALISMAN

amulet

nouncharm
  • fetish
  • lucky piece
  • ornament
  • talisman

juju

nouncharm
  • amulet
  • fetish
  • good-luck piece
  • lucky piece
  • madstone
  • mascot
  • periapt
  • phylactery
  • rabbit's foot
  • talisman
  • trinket
  • zemi

periapt

nouncharm
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