- pentaerythritol tetranitrate
Origin of pentacle
Examples from the Web for pentacle
I blew the whistle again and groped blindly for the bell cord, shouting to Beaumont to stay in the Pentacle, whatever happened.
The brutal thing came with one great sweep straight over the garlic and the 'water circle,' almost to the vale of the pentacle.
Standing in the centre of the pentacle he stooped down and pressed hard on one of the little pieces of dark parquet.
S'pose those devils, Pentacle gangers they was fer sure, nipped 'im?
I gave one crazy yell, and jumped over the Pentacle and the ring of burning candles, and ran despairingly for the door.
Word Origin for pentacle
1590s, from Medieval Latin pentaculum "pentagram," a hybrid coined from Greek pente "five" (see five) + Latin -culum, diminutive (or instrumental) suffix. OED notes other similar words: Italian had pentacolo "anything with five points," and French pentacle (16c.) was the name of something used in necromancy, perhaps a five-branched candlestick; French had pentacol "amulet worn around the neck" (14c.), from pend- "to hang" + a "to" + col "neck." The same figure as a pentagram, except in magical usage, where it has been extended to other symbols of power, including a six-point star. Related: Pentacular.