talisman

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French talisman partly from Arabic طلسم (ṭílasm), from Ancient Greek τέλεσμα (telesma, payment); and partly directly from Byzantine Greek τέλεσμα (telesma, talisman, religious rite, completion), from τελέω (teleō, to perform religious rites, to complete), from τέλος (telos, end, fulfillment, accomplishment, consummation, completion).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈtæl.ɪsˌmæn/, /ˈtæl.ɪz.mən/
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Noun[edit]

talisman (plural talismans)

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  1. A magical object worn for protection against ill will, or the supernatural, or to confer the wearer with a boon such as good luck, good health, or power(s).
    • 1997 — John Peel, War of the Daleks, ch. 10 p. 233
      She kept low, clutching the rifle she'd taken as though it were a magic talisman, as if it would somehow protect her even though she didn't fire it.
    • 1956, Delano Ames, chapter 17, Crime out of Mind[1]:
      Dagobert gave him back his passport. He re-pocketed it indifferently; a talisman which had lost its potency.
    • 1916 — Frank Baum, Rinkitink in Oz, ch. 1
      I have in my possession three Magic Talismans, which I have ever guarded with utmost care, keeping the knowledge of their existence from anyone else.

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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

talisman m (plural talismans)

  1. talisman

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French talisman or Spanish talisman.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /talǐsmaːn/
  • Hyphenation: ta‧lis‧man

Noun[edit]

talìsmān m (Cyrillic spelling талѝсма̄н)

  1. talisman

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References[edit]

  • talisman” in Hrvatski jezični portal