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talisman

noun [C] uk   /ˈtæl.ɪz.mən/ ( plural talismans) us  
an object believed to bring good luck or to keep its owner safe from harm
Translations of “talisman”
in Spanish talismán…
in French talisman…
in German der Talisman…
in Chinese (Traditional) 護身符, 避邪物…
in Russian талисман…
in Turkish tılsım, uğur…
in Chinese (Simplified) 护身符, 避邪物…
in Polish talizman…
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