Abraxases [noun]

Definition of Abraxases:

magic words for entry

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Sentence/Example of Abraxases:

Upon them were engraved mysterious hieroglyphs and figures, called Abraxas, and they are known as Abraxoides.

The breeding work concerns fowls, canaries, and the Currant moth (Abraxas grossulariata).

This condition of affairs exists not only in the moth Abraxas, but also in the fowl as shown by Pearl.

After midsummer, the conspicuous cream, black and yellow-spotted 'Magpie' moth (Abraxas grossulariata) is common in gardens.

Abraxas-stones were so called from having the word Abraxas or Abrasax engraved on them.

From the stone itself the word "Abraxas" came to be used as an amulet when written on paper.

They quickly acquired a celebrity undi165minished for ages, and were known under the general name of Abraxas.

Amulets in the form of inscriptions were called "Characts," the word Abraxas being an example.

There is little doubt that the greater part of the Abraxas-stones were made in the Middle Ages as talismans.

It is certain that the use of the name Abraxas was at first peculiar to the Gnostic sect of the Basilideans.