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Abraxas   Listen
noun
Abraxas  n.  A mystical word used as a charm and engraved on gems among the ancients; also, a gem stone thus engraved.






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... form of the base of the Egyptian scarab. Such talisman were usually made of black Egyptian basalt, sometimes of sard or other hard stones. Upon them were engraved mysterious hieroglyphs and figures, called Abraxas, and they are known as Abraxoides. Among the figures engraved was frequently that of the scarabaeus. Montfaucon has given a number of them in his Antiquities.[117] Chifflet has also ...
— Scarabs • Isaac Myer



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