- a six-pointed starlike figure formed of two equilateral triangles placed concentrically with each side of a triangle parallel to a side of the other and on opposite sides of the center.
- Geometry. a figure of six lines.
Origin of hexagram
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The inner circle depicts a triple Tau, with a hexagram where the bases join, and beneath is the Ace of Cups.The Illustrated Key to the Tarot
L. W. de Laurence
The hexagram at ten years old would be a hundred times less unlikely.
The celebrated theorem, "Pascal's hexagram," makes all the rest come very easy.
That is, by the time Pascal was nineteen, the hexagram was circulating under a name derived from the author.
Paracelsus ascribes a similar, though a lesser degree of virtue to the hexagram.The Mystery and Romance of Alchemy and Pharmacy
Charles John Samuel Thompson
- a star-shaped figure formed by extending the sides of a regular hexagon to meet at six points
- a group of six broken or unbroken lines which may be combined into 64 different patterns, as used in the I Ching
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Word Origin and History for hexagram
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