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  • n. the pentacle


Possibly Medieval Latin, from Ancient Greek. (Wiktionary)


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  • . . . the furrows, changing direction imperceptibly, would widen to form a breach, a groove with radial symmetry--like the outline of a mandala or pentaculum, a star, a mystic rose.
    --Umberto Eco, 1988, Foucaults's Pendulum, p. 4

    September 29, 2008