- phylactery (n.)
- late 14c., "small leathern box containing four Old Testament texts," from Old French filatiere (12c.) and directly from Medieval Latin philaterium, from Late Latin phylacterium "reliquary," from Greek phylacterion "safeguard, amulet," noun use of neuter of adjective phylakterios "serving as a protection," from phylakter "watcher, guard," from phylassein "to guard or ward off," from phylax (genitive phylakos) "guard," of unknown origin. Sometimes worn on the forehead, based on a literal reading of scripture:
Ye shall bind them [my words] for a sign upon your hands, and they shall be for frontlets between your eyes. [Deut. xi:18]
- 1. An ornament or a band worn on the forehead as a phylactery.
- 2. Equips the Necron Lord with the Phylactery artifact.
- 3. He got a phylactery from the temple, which was said to be very efficacious.
- 他从庙里请了一个护符, 据说很灵的.
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