[ pen-tuh-gram ]
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  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

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


/ (ˈpɛntəˌɡræm) /

  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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