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amulet

[ am-yuh-lit ]
/ ˈæm yə lɪt /
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Definition of amulet

noun
a small object worn to ward off evil, harm, or illness or to bring good fortune; protecting charm.

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Origin of amulet

1595–1605; (<Middle French amulete) <Latin amulētum
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British Dictionary definitions for amulet

amulet
/ (ˈæmjʊlɪt) /

noun
a trinket or piece of jewellery worn as a protection against evil; charm

Word Origin for amulet

C17: from Latin amulētum, of unknown origin
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