- 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 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.
The hexagram at ten years old would be a hundred times less unlikely.
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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