Origin of amuletFrench amulette from Classical Latin amuletum
The definition of an amulet is something that is worn or kept, typically as a necklace, to magically keep bad things away from you or to bring good things to you.
A rabbit’s foot is an example of an amulet.
an object worn on the body because it is believed to have magical power to protect against injury or evil; a charm; talisman
An object worn, especially around the neck, as a charm against evil or injury.
Origin of amuletLatin amulētum
stylized, palm-shaped amulet of the Middle East, used to protect against the evil eye
From Middle French amulette, from Latin amuletum
- If you take the amulet, no pain, guaranteed.
- The robed man tackled her, and the amulet went flying.
- She jerked the amulet off his neck, and the lighting flickered.
- Further, from the 23rd of November 1654 dates the singular document usually known as "Pascal's amulet," a parchment slip which he wore constantly about him, and which bears the date followed by some lines of incoherent and strongly mystical devotion.
- The hideous faces on Chinese soldiers' shields), and used generally as an amulet, a protection against the evil eye.