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pentacle

[ pen-tuh-kuhl ]
/ ˈpɛn tə kəl /
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noun

a similar figure, as a hexagram.

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Origin of pentacle

First recorded in 1585–95, pentacle is from the Italian word pentacolo five-cornered object. See penta-, -cle1
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pentacle
/ (ˈpɛntəkəl) /

noun

another name for pentagram

Word Origin for pentacle

C16: from Italian pentacolo something having five corners; see penta-
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