pentagram

[ pen-tuh-gram ]
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noun
  1. a five-pointed, star-shaped figure made by extending the sides of a regular pentagon until they meet, used as an occult symbol by the Pythagoreans and later philosophers, by magicians, etc.

Origin of pentagram

1
From the Greek word pentágrammon, dating back to 1825–35. See penta-, -gram1

Other words from pentagram

  • pen·ta·gram·mat·ic [pen-tuh-gruh-mat-ik], /ˈpɛn tə grəˈmæt ɪk/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for pentagram

pentagram

/ (ˈpɛntəˌɡræm) /


noun
  1. a star-shaped figure formed by extending the sides of a regular pentagon to meet at five points

  2. such a figure used as a magical or symbolic figure by the Pythagoreans, black magicians, etc

  • Also called: pentacle, pentangle

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