Pentacle Definition

pĕntə-kəl
pentacles
noun
pentacles
A five-pointed star, often held to have magical or mystical significance, formed by five straight lines connecting the vertices of a pentagon and enclosing another pentagon in the completed figure.
American Heritage
A symbol, typically an encircled, five-pointed star, traditionally used in magic.
Webster's New World

(Neopaganism, Wicca) A pentagram enclosed within a circle, especially a physical one.

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pentacle
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pentacles

Origin of Pentacle

  • Medieval Latin pentāculum Greek penta- penta- Latin -culum diminutive suff

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the French pentacle (“a five-pointed star"), from Medieval Latin pentaculum.

    From Wiktionary

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