apotropaic

adjective
apo·​tro·​pa·​ic | \ˌa-pə-trō-ˈpā-ik \

Definition of apotropaic 

: designed to avert evil an apotropaic ritual

Other Words from apotropaic

apotropaically \-​ˈpā-​ə-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

First Known Use of apotropaic

1883, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for apotropaic

Greek apotropaios, from apotrepein to avert, from apo- + trepein to turn

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