Amulets in the form of inscriptions were called "Characts," the word abraxas being an example.
abraxas-stones were so called from having the word abraxas or Abrasax engraved on them.
They quickly acquired a celebrity undi165minished for ages, and were known under the general name of abraxas.
abraxas stones, stones with cabalistic figures on them used as talismans.
After midsummer, the conspicuous cream, black and yellow-spotted 'Magpie' moth (abraxas grossulariata) is common in gardens.
To the abraxas succeeded the talismans, which were of the highest estimation in the East.
In this connexion the name abraxas and the abraxas gems must be remembered.
There is a case comparable to this found in a wild species of moth, abraxas grossulariata.
Ellopia ribearia, or the Currant-moth, was figured and described by Fitch as the abraxas?
It is certain that the use of the name abraxas was at first peculiar to the Gnostic sect of the Basilideans.
Cabalistic word, 1738, of uncertain origin.