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Old 13th July 2009, 04:41 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by David
Michael, is sacrifice not a talismanic purpose. The word is from Middle Greek "telesma", from Greek, consecration, from "telein" to initiate into the mysteries, complete, from "telos" end.
This all seems well in line with "sacrifice", to make sacred.

Well yes and no and you forgot to credit the Arabs, tilsam
There is a difference between the etymological origin and the present meaning.
But maybe we should focus on the keris instead?

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