pentacle

noun
pen·ta·cle | \ˈpen-ti-kəl \

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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, "We Need Memorial Day to Obscure the Unbearable Truth About War," 29 May 2017

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First Known Use of pentacle

1561, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pentacle

Medieval Latin *pentaculum, probably from Greek pente

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