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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Talisman \Tal"is*man\, n.; pl. Talismans. [Sp., from Ar.
     tilism, tilsam, a magical image, pl. tilsam[=a]n, fr. Gr. ?
     tribute, tax, LGr., an initiation, incantation, from ? to
     complete, perform, to play taxes, to make perfect, to
     initiate, especially in the mysteries, fr. ? completion,
     end.]
     1. A magical figure cut or engraved under certain
        superstitious observances of the configuration of the
        heavens, to which wonderful effects are ascribed; the
        seal, figure, character, or image, of a heavenly sign,
        constellation, or planet, engraved on a sympathetic stone,
        or on a metal corresponding to the star, in order to
        receive its influence.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Hence, something that produces extraordinary effects, esp.
        in averting or repelling evil; an amulet; a charm; as, a
        talisman to avert diseases. --Swift.
        [1913 Webster] Talismanic

Din dicționarul WordNet (r) 2.0 :

  talisman
       n : a trinket or piece of jewelry thought to be a protection
           against evil [syn: amulet]

Din dicționarul Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  28 Moby Thesaurus words for "talisman":
     amulet, charm, fetish, fylfot, gammadion, good-luck charm, hoodoo,
     juju, love charm, luck, lucky bean, lucky piece, madstone, mascot,
     mumbo jumbo, obeah, periapt, philter, phylactery, scarab,
     scarabaeus, scarabee, sudarium, swastika, veronica, voodoo, whammy,
     wishbone  
     
Din dicționarul Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (Version 1.9, June 2002) :

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