Word of the Day
- A charm or amulet.
- Among the primitive Christians, etc., a case in which were inclosed relics of the saints.
- In Jewish antiquity, an amulet consisting of a strip or strips of parchment inscribed with certain texts from the Old Testament, and inclosed within a small leather case, which was fastened with straps on the forehead just above and between the eyes, or on the left arm near the region of the heart.
This word comes from the Greek 'phulakterion,' guard's post, safeguard.
Quote of the DayNo matter how vast, how total, the failure of man here on earth, the work of man will be resumed elsewhere. War leaders talk of resuming operations on this front and that, but man's front embraces the whole universe.
- Henry Miller (1891 - 1980)