Amulets

Small objects worn as protecting charms, as to ward off evil, harm, or illness, or to bring good fortune. For objects specifically cut with astrological or magical symbols, intended to protect the bearer, but not necessarily worn, use "talismans." Small objects believed to posess magic powers and worn as a good-luck charm or as jewelry.

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amulets
amulet
amuletten Dutch
fylacteria Dutch
fylacterion Dutch
amuleto Spanish
amuletos Spanish
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Small objects worn as protecting charms, as to ward off evil, harm, or illness, or to bring good fortune. For objects specifically cut with astrological or magical symbols, intended to protect the bearer, but not necessarily worn, use "talismans." Small objects believed to posess magic powers and worn as a good-luck charm or as jewelry.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300266585. The J. Paul Getty Trust.