talismanic

[ tal-is-muh n, -iz- ]SEE DEFINITION OF talismanic
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The word was talismanic to Dalton, connected, as it was, in his mind with but one subject.

Hernando's tongue and the talismanic name of Drake did the rest.

They are ancient, and were perhaps used as talismanic copies of Nehushtan.

Several pillars were tried before the talismanic one was discovered.

It is set all round with precious stones of talismanic virtues.

Enough has been said already to indicate the general nature of talismanic magic.

Why is a "new moon" more virtuous or talismanic than a full moon?

They must be uncut, by the way, or their talismanic virtue will be lost.

He is an Oddfellow, and that talismanic word is all sufficient.

I believe it is considered of talismanic value when so worn.

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-).

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