Abracadabra

Abracadabra is an incantation used as a magic word in stage magic tricks, and historically was believed to have healing powers when inscribed on an amulet. == Etymology == The word may have its origin in the Aramaic language, but numerous conflicting folk etymologies are associated with it. The word Abracadabra may derive from an Aramaic phrase me...
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abracadabra

[n] - gibberish and nonsense
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Abracadabra

• (n.) A mystical word or collocation of letters written as in the figure. Worn on an amulet it was supposed to ward off fever. At present the word is used chiefly in jest to denote something without meaning; jargon.
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abracadabra

noun gibberish and nonsense
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Abracadabra

Ab`ra·ca·dab'ra noun [ Latin Of unknown origin.] A mystical word or collocation of letters written as in the figure. Worn on an amulet it was supposed to ward off fever. At present the word is used chiefly in jest to denote something without meaning; jargon.
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abracadabra

A word famously used by magicians but which started out as a cabalistic or mystical charm for curing various ailments, including toothache and fever. It was first mentioned in a poem called Praecepta de Medicina by the Gnostic physician Quintus Severus Sammonicus in the 2nd century AD. Sammonicus in...
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abracadabra

abracadabra (ăb"rukudăb'ru) , magical formula used by the Gnostics (see Gnosticism) to invoke the aid of benevolent spirits to ward off disease and affliction. It is supposed to be derived from the abraxas, a word that was engraved on gems and amulets or was variously worn as a p...
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Abracadabra

Abracadabra is a qabbalistic magic word used by the Gnostics and others of the second century and later as a spell to secure the assistance of good spirits against evil. It was written in the shape of a triangle and worn around the neck for nine days to act as a charm against fevers etc. The word first occurs in a poem by Sammonicus.
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abracadabra

Magic word first recorded in a Latin poem of the 2nd century AD by the Gnostic poet Serenus Sammonicus. When the letters were written in the form of an inverted pyramid, so that the word could be...
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