talismanic[tălˌĭs-mănˈĭk, -ĭz-] also tal·is·man·i·cal [-ĭ-kəl]
- Of or relating to talismans: talismanic formulas.
- Possessing or believed to possess magic power: a talismanic amulet.
Variant of talisman
noun pl. talismans
- something, as a ring or stone, bearing engraved figures or symbols thought to bring good luck, keep away evil, etc.; amulet
- anything thought to have magic power; a charm
Origin: Fr < Ar ṭilasm, magic figure, horoscope < MGr telesma, consecrated object (hence, one with power to avert evil) < LGr, religious rite < Gr telein, to initiate, orig., to complete < telos, an end: see telo-
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