Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to an amulet; operating as a charm.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to an amulet; operating as a charm.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or possessing the virtues of an amulet: as, amuletic medicines.

Etymologies

amulet +‎ -ic (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It is the amuletic cross of the Western world, worn by the sick in the hope of recovery from illness.

    A Handbook of Symbols in Christian Art

  • Edward Berdoe, in the "Origin and Growth of the Healing Art," comments on the universality of amuletic symbols and talismans.

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  • As Tobin Siebers has shown (in The Mirror of Medusa, 1983), the Gorgon has traditionally been associated with curses and with amuletic, ritual language.

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  • Created for about three thousand years in the region the ancient Greeks called Mesopotamia, or "the land between two rivers," the function of seals was both practical, as a means of identification, and amuletic, intended to protect or benefit the owner in some way.

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  • In this volume, experts in the fields of Chinese art, religion, literature, and history introduce and elucidate many of the issues surrounding child imagery in China, including the pervasive use of pictures of children for didactic reinforcement of social values as well as the amuletic function of these works.

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  • If we posit that Germanic "alu" is a metonym for amuletic magic, as does Mindy Macleod (Runic Amulets and Magical Objects) and also keep in mind Stephen Flowers theory (based on Duwel's) that runic "magical inscriptions" are physical forms of operant vocal formulations (from his article "How To Do Things With Runes: A Semiotic Approach To Operative Communication" as well as his many other works in the public and private domain), from a Raettic/Etruscan verb "(it) is set down".. then this opens up a completely different interpretation of the word and its useage in runic objects and iconography.

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