pentagram

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

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  • Hyphenation: pen‧ta‧gram

Noun[edit]

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.

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Noun[edit]

pentagram n (singular definite pentagrammet, plural indefinite pentagrammer)

  1. pentagram

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Swedish[edit]

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pentagram n

  1. pentagram

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

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