a similar figure, as a hexagram.

1585–95; < Italian pentacolo five-cornered object. See penta-, -cle1 Unabridged
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pentacle (ˈpɛntəkəl)
another name for pentagram
[C16: from Italian pentacolo something having five corners; see penta-]

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Word Origin & History

1594, from M.L. pentaculum, a hybrid coined from Gk. pente "five" + L. -culum, dim. suffix. But the exact origin is obscure. It. had pentacolo "anything with five points," and Fr. pentacle (16c.) was the name of something used in necromancy, perhaps a five-branched candlestick. Fr. pentacol "amulet worn
around the neck" (14c.), however, is from pend- "to hang" + a "to" + col "neck." The same figure as a pentagram (q.v.), except in magical usage, where is has been extended to other symbols of power, including a six-point star.
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