pentagram

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noun pen·ta·gram \ˈpen-tə-ˌgram\

Definition of pentagram

  1. :  a figure of a 5-pointed star usually made with alternate points connected by a continuous line and used as a magic or occult symbol; also :  a similar 6-pointed star (such as a Solomon's seal)

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Origin and Etymology of pentagram

Greek pentagrammon, from penta- + -grammon (akin to gramma letter) — more at gram


PENTAGRAM Defined for English Language Learners

pentagram

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Definition of pentagram for English Language Learners

  • : a shape that is like a star with five points formed by five straight lines and that is often used as a magic or religious symbol


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