amulet amulet  /ˈæm jə lət/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a trinket or piece of jewelry usually hung about the neck and thought to be a magical protection against evil or disease

Usage(s):

  1. On my first day back in Tokyo for the holidays, someone gave me an amulet from Kompira Shrine on the southern island of Shikoku.
  2. Periapt: An amulet Recrement: Refuse Roborant: Tending to fortify Skirr: A whirring sound, as of the wings of birds in flight Vaticinate: Prophesy.
  3. It was not until 11 years later that a high-ranking lama said he had discovered, in an amulet, the previous Karmapa's prediction about his successor.

News

  1. Diablo 3 on PlayStation will have exclusive Sony-related items

    Sony has announced that Blizzard's release of Diablo 3 on the PlayStation 3 and 4 will boast some exclusive, Sony-related items, including something called Drake's Amulet (named after none other than Uncharted 's Nathan Drake). A few of these items will be available when the game launches on the console, but Sony said more items would be coming in the future. Diablo 3 on PlayStation will have ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Joystiq

  2. Shrine video of amulet theft taken off YouTube

    A Honolulu Shinto shrine won't change its honor system even after $1,000 worth of spiritual trinkets were taken.      Board Chairman Shinken Naitoh said Friday the shrine will remain open to the public.  Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha-Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu uses an honor system and seeks a minimum donation of $7 for each amulet, or omamori.      Shrine officials posted surveillance footage online of ...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: KITV Honolulu

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Quotes

  1. "I see this medal as a talisman, an amulet with magical powers that makes it a shield against punishment, punishment for the committing of the crime of art," said Cronenberg, who served as president of the Cannes jury in 1999. "France has...
    on Apr 2, 2009 By: David Cronenberg Source: BBC News

  2. "If powers to be granted to her will allow her to create enough rain to fill Mindanao's hydroelectric dams, then I am for it. If it will serve as an amulet that will give her superpowers to drive away El Niño, then let her have it. With 52 percent...
    on Feb 19, 2010 By: Jejomar Binay Source: Philippine Star

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