# pentagram

## English

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### Etymology

From Ancient Greek πεντάγραμμον (pentágrammon), noun form of the adjectives πεντάγραμμος (pentágrammos) and πεντέγραμμος (pentégrammos, five-lined, having five lines). Equivalent to penta- +‎ -gram.

### Pronunciation

• enPR: pĕnʹ-tə-grăm, IPA(key): /ˈpɛn.tə.ɡɹæm/
•  Audio (Southern England): (file)
• Hyphenation: pen‧ta‧gram
• Rhymes: -ɛntəɡɹæm

### Noun

pentagram (plural pentagrams)

1. The shape of a five-pointed star constructed of five intersecting lines meeting at the vertices, such that a central pentagon and five surrounding isosceles triangles are formed; often with magical connotations; a 5/2 (or 5/3) star polygon.
• 1871, W. J. C. Miller, editor, Mathematical Questions and Solutions, volume XV, page 47:
Prove that the circles so belonging to the 6 pentagrams formed by 6 lines meet in a point, and so on; the series of theorems being interminable.
• 2007, Christopher Penczak, The Temple of High Witchcraft: Ceremonies, Spheres, and the Witches' Qabalah[1], page 345:
The passive pentagrams of spirit are drawn first in the quarters of the passive elements—water and earth—and likewise followed by the appropriate traditional elemental pentagram.
• 2012, John Barnes, Gems of Geometry[2], page 59:
Four figures involve 12 pentagrams arranged as in the faces of a dodecahedron with their vertices touching.

## Czech

### Noun

pentagram m inan

1. (geometry) pentagram (five-pointed star polygon)
2. (occult) pentagram (magical symbol)

#### Declension

• pentagram”, in Příruční slovník jazyka českého (in Czech), 1935-1957
• pentagram”, in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého (in Czech), 1960–1971, 1989
• pentagram”, in Kartotéka Novočeského lexikálního archivu (in Czech)

## Danish

### Pronunciation

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### Noun

pentagram n (singular definite pentagrammet, plural indefinite pentagrammer)

1. pentagram

## Dutch

### Pronunciation

• IPA(key): /ˈpɛntaˌɣrɑm/
•  Audio: (file)

### Noun

pentagram n (plural pentagrammen, diminutive pentagrammetje n)

1. pentagram
Synonym: pentakel

### References

• pentagram” in Woordenlijst Nederlandse Taal – Officiële Spelling, Nederlandse Taalunie. [the official spelling word list for the Dutch language]

## Friulian

### Pronunciation

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### Noun

pentagram m (plural pentagrams)

1. pentagram
2. (music) staff or stave

## Polish

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
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### Etymology

Learned borrowing from Ancient Greek πεντάγραμμον (pentágrammon).

### Pronunciation

• IPA(key): /pɛnˈtaɡ.ram/
•  Audio: (file)
• Rhymes: -aɡram
• Syllabification: pen‧tag‧ram

### Noun

pentagram m inan

1. (geometry) pentagram (five-pointed star polygon)
2. (occult) pentagram (magical symbol)

#### Derived terms

• pentagram in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
• pentagram in Polish dictionaries at PWN

## Slovak

### Noun

pentagram m inan

1. (geometry) pentagram (five-pointed star polygon)
2. (occult) pentagram (magical symbol)

#### Declension

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

• pentagram”, in Slovníkový portál Jazykovedného ústavu Ľ. Štúra SAV [Dictionary portal of the Ľ. Štúr Institute of Linguistics, Slovak Academy of Science] (in Slovak), https://slovnik.juls.savba.sk, 2024

## Slovene

### Pronunciation

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### Noun

pentagram m inan

1. (geometry) pentagram (five-pointed star polygon)
2. (occult) pentagram (magical symbol)

#### Inflection

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

• pentagram”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran

## Swedish

### Pronunciation

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### Noun

pentagram n

1. pentagram

#### Declension

Declension of pentagram
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative pentagram pentagrammet pentagram pentagrammen
Genitive pentagrams pentagrammets pentagrams pentagrammens