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Word: incantation

Definition: singing or chanting of magic spells; magical formula; (the saying of) words used in magic; CF. enchant


Sentences Containing 'incantation'

2 (1988) It is glossed as an "incantation to dispel lasting fever and Lamashtu".
After struggling with the incantation, Willow manages to reopen the portal by sucking energy from Anya and Kennedy.
But not yet have we solved the incantation of this whiteness, and learned why it appeals with such power to the soul; and more strange and far more portentous--why, as we have seen, it is at once the most meaning symbol of spiritual things, nay, the very veil of the Christian's Deity; and yet should be as it is, the intensifying agent in things the most appalling to mankind.
Early Sumerian cuneiform was used primarily as a record-keeping tool; it was not until the late early dynastic period that religious writings first became prevalent as temple praise hymns and as a form of "incantation" called the "nam-šub" (prefix + "to cast").
In Charles Godfrey Leland's book 1890 book "Aradia, or the Gospel of the Witches", an incantation is given that mentions the use of "40 cards", which are renamed in the spell as 40 gods who are being invoked to compel the goddess Laverna to do the caster's bidding.
In Scadbury Park, the home of Thomas Walsingham, Marlowe engages in a mock incantation to his personal deity Dog.
In the home of a man named Doc, Dawn and Spike receive an incantation, but learn that they need a Ghora demon's egg and a picture of Joyce.
Ritual. An Akkadian incantation and ritual against Lamashtu is edited in "Texte aus der Umwelt des Alten Testaments" vol.
So still and subdued and yet somehow preluding was all the scene, and such an incantation of reverie lurked in the air, that each silent sailor seemed resolved into his own invisible self.
The incantation must be recited three times a day, besides further food sacrifices.
The incantation works, and he is transformed into a young man (Farley Granger).
This technique is taught in the sixth year of study at Hogwarts and requires the caster to concentrate on the incantation.
Typically casting requires an incantation, most often in a modified form of Latin (see Dog Latin), and gesturing with a wand.

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