pentacle

noun

pen·​ta·​cle ˈpen-ti-kəl How to pronounce pentacle (audio)

Examples of pentacle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So take advantage of the first few weeks of this month, and align with the energy of the page of pentacles that was drawn for you. Meghan Rose, Glamour, 1 Dec. 2023 But in 2007 the military added a pentacle to its official list of religious symbols that can be engraved on headstones, so it now can be publicly recognized. Jon Schwarz, The Intercept, 29 May 2017

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Word History

Etymology

Medieval Latin *pentaculum, probably from Greek pente

First Known Use

1561, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pentacle was in 1561

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Cite this Entry

“Pentacle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pentacle. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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