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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

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Current Version:
2005

and jewelry that incorporated amuletic elements were an essential adornment worn by ancient Egyptians at every level of society, both ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
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55 words

In popular religion, worn or hung object on which Quranic verses, holy texts, or numerical or symbolic formula is written. ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Archaeology, History
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1,749 words

The Latin term amuletum (“an object used as a charm to avert evil”) was possibly derived from the Arabic word ...

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A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
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79 words

Heb. kamea, a magical charm to protect from harm the one who possesses it or wears it. Despite the ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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643 words

(φυλακτήριον). Although it could take many forms, from medicinal animal fur to apotropaic door frames, an amulet was usually a ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Classical studies, History
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668 words
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Amulets, the small, incised stones or metal containers housing inscribed strips, are known from the entire Mediterranean basin and derive ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Religion
Length:
456 words

(Heb. qemeʿim), objects worn as charms against evil (sickness, bad luck, the “evil eye,” etc.). An amulet ...

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H. S. Versnel

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2012
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Classical studies, History
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459 words
were magically potent objects worn (hence the Greek names: περίαμμα, περίαπτον) for protection against witchcraft, illness, the evil eye, accidents, robbery, etc. (hence the Greek name: ... More
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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Archaeology, History
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26 words

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An object which is believed by its owner to have the power to ward off evil. Sometimes bears a magical inscription to ensure efficacy....

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006
an ornament or small piece of jewellery thought to give protection against evil, danger, or disease. The word is recorded from the late 16th century; it comes from Latin, but is of unknown ... More

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