noun, plural phy·lac·ter·ies.
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Origin of phylactery
OTHER WORDS FROM phylacteryphyl·ac·ter·ic [fil-ak-ter-ik], /ˌfɪl ækˈtɛr ɪk/, phyl·ac·ter·i·cal, adjectivephy·lac·ter·ied, adjective
Words nearby phylactery
Example sentences from the Web for phylactery
The Count says that more likely the engraver added the Swastika to these in the character of a talisman or phylactery.The Swastika|Thomas Wilson
Another 'phylactery' consisted of a tiny bag of hoddentin, holding a small quartz crystal and four feathers of eagle-down.The Myths of the North American Indians|Lewis Spence
This phylactery, itself "medicine," may be employed to enwrap other "medicine" and thus augment its own potentiality.
The first phylactery which it was my good fortune to be allowed to examine was one worn by Ta-ul-tzu-je, of the Kaytzentin gens.
I do not know how Kirstie became convinced that, whoever or whatever the enemy might be, Mr. Johnstone was the phylactery.Two Sides of the Face|Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch