The Magic word Abracadabra as protective spell.

Abracadabra as protective spell. Magic word.

Abracadabra as protective spell


Abracadabra is regarded as the word that in most languages has the same pronunciation. It is a common term as a magic word which is already in late antiquity may Hebrew, Arabic, Persian or Roman origin.

Abracadabra. A charm. It is said that Abracadabra was the supreme deity
of the Assyrians. Q. Severus Sammonicus recommended the use of the word
as a powerful antidote against ague, flux, ud toothache. The word was to
be written on parchment, and suspended round the neck by a linen thread, in the form given above.

From the book: DICTIONARY OF Phrase and Fable giving the Derivation, Source, or Origin of Common Phrases, Allusions, and Words that have a Tale to Tell BY THE REV. E. COBHAM BREWER, LL.D. 1903
New Edition: Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable