pen·​ta·​gram | \ ˈpen-tə-ˌgram How to pronounce pentagram (audio) \

Definition of pentagram

: 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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Recent Examples on the Web Ferguson wore all black and was covered in piercings and tattoos, including an ornate pentagram on his head. New York Times, 26 May 2022 Were symbols of evil (the pentagram instead of the swastika this time) once again inciting legions of the discontented to overthrow an existing order? Bob Larsen, SPIN, 12 Feb. 2022 After a long court battle, the pentagram – a five-pointed star associated with Wicca – became an accepted symbol for military gravestones in 2007. Helen A. Berger, The Conversation, 20 Oct. 2021 Videos posted to social media by Rise of the Moors showed members dressed in paramilitary gear and displaying military-style weapons and a Moroccan flag, which features a green pentagram on a field of crimson red., 6 July 2021 Downstairs, below the dinner table, June the catering manager slash witch stood in the middle of a pentagram drawn in blood. Brian Moylan, Vulture, 6 July 2021 The sneakers, priced at $1,018 and decorated with a bronze pentagram pendant and a drop of human blood, quickly drew outrage online. oregonlive, 9 Apr. 2021 Interviews with key record producers, label execs, band managers, costume designers, inner-circle pals, video-directors and photographers complete the pentagram. Matt Wake |, al, 7 Apr. 2021 The sneakers are based on Nike’s Air Max 97, though with some distinct departures from the original — including a pentagram pendant and a drop of human blood in every sole. Los Angeles Times, 2 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of pentagram

1825, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pentagram

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

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“Pentagram.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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