Meaning of pentacle

pentacle




A five-pointed star can be called a pentacle. Some pagan religions consider the pentacle to be a deeply spiritual symbol.

The pentacle — which is also called a pentagram — has been thought of as having protective or powerful magical properties for hundreds of years. The fact that a pentacle can be drawn with one continuous line is sometimes seen as meaningful or mystical. Pentacles are often used as one of the four suits in a tarot deck of fortune-telling cards (although sometimes they’re called “coins”). The Greek root of pentacle is pente, “five.”

Definitions of pentacle
  1. noun

    a star with 5 points; formed by 5 straight lines between the vertices of a pentagon and enclosing another pentagon

    synonyms:

    pentagram, pentangle

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    type of:

    star

    a plane figure with 5 or more points; often used as an emblem

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