charact

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French characte, from Latin *characta, from Ancient Greek χαρακτός (kharaktós).

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Noun[edit]

charact (plural characts)

  1. (obsolete) A letter or character.
  2. (archaic) A magical symbol.
    • 1885: O son of Khazib! when thou wakest from thy sleep dig under thy feet and thou shalt find a bow of brass and three leaden arrows, inscribed with talismans and characts. — Sir Richard Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, Night 15