Talisman vs Saphie - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between talisman and saphie

is that talisman is talisman (magical amulet) while saphie is a west african talisman or charm.

talisman

English

Noun

(s) (wikipedia talisman)
  • A magical object worn for protection against ill will, or the supernatural, or to confer the wearer with a boon such as good luck, good health, or power(s).
  • * 1997 — John Peel, War of the Daleks , ch. 10 p. 233
  • She kept low, clutching the rifle she'd taken as though it were a magic talisman , as if it would somehow protect her even though she didn't fire it.
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  • * 1916 — Frank Baum, Rinkitink in Oz , ch. 1
  • I have in my possession three Magic Talismans , which I have ever guarded with utmost care, keeping the knowledge of their existence from anyone else.

    Derived terms

    * talismen (non-standard plural)

    See also

    * amulet * medallion * rosary

    See also

    Image:talis02.png, An amulet from the Black Pullet grimoire. Image:Taweret_amulet.jpg, Ancient Egyptian ibis-headed Thoth amulet, New Kingdom, Dynasty XVIII, c. 1539-1292 BC. Image:Tartaria amulet.png, Drawing of clay amulet unearthed near Tartaria, Romania. Image:Amulette-japonaise.jpg, An omamori, or o-mamori (), a Japanese amulet Image:Gotland-Bro-kyrka 19.jpg, A crucifix, considered in Christian tradition as a defense against demons. ----

    saphie

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A West African talisman or charm.
  • *1982 , (TC Boyle), Water Music , Penguin 2006, p. 12:
  • *:These saphies were the repositories of fetishes, charms against calamity: a pickled ring finger was considered proof against the bite of the puff adder […].