- a small object worn to ward off evil, harm, or illness or to bring good fortune; protecting charm.
Origin of amulet
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Examples from the Web for amulet
The "Amulet," or the "Omelet," just as you like, was a financial success.Kent Knowles: Quahaug
Joseph C. Lincoln
Seeing how difficult he proved to strangle, they must have cursed that amulet of his.The Historical Nights' Entertainment
What he did was to encircle our city with an amulet of saving virtue.The Memorabilia
It became an amulet to increase the fertility of women and to help them in childbirth.The Evolution of the Dragon
G. Elliot Smith
At Rome the phallus was an amulet and was worn by all children.Folkways
William Graham Sumner
- a trinket or piece of jewellery worn as a protection against evil; charm
Word Origin and History for amulet
mid-15c., amalettys, from Latin amuletum (Pliny) "thing worn as a charm against spells, disease, etc.," of uncertain origin, perhaps related to amoliri "to avert, to carry away, remove." Not recorded again in English until c.1600; the 15c. use may be via French.