Etymology: French talisman partly from Arabic (ARchar, ÙÙ) (Êílasm) < Ancient Greek (polytonic, ) (telesma) "payment"; and partly directly from Byzantine Greek (polytonic, ) (talisman, religious rite, completion) < (polytonic, ) (to perform religious rites, to complete) < (polytonic, ) (end, fulfillment, accomplishment, consummation, completion).
- A small amulet or other object, often bearing magical symbols, worn for protection against evil spirits or the supernatural.
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