hand of glory

hand of glory /hand əv glöˈri/
noun
A charm made originally of mandrake root, afterwards of a murderer's hand from the gallows
ORIGIN: A translation of Fr main de gloire, from OFr mandegloire mandrake, from mandragore
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  • hand of glory — 1707, originally a piece of mandrake root, translation of Fr. maindeglorie, from a corruption of L. mandragora mandrake (see MANDRAKE (Cf. mandrake)). The dead man s hand charm is described from mid 15c., but not by this name …   Etymology dictionary

  • Hand of Glory — The Hand of Glory is the dried and pickled hand of a man who has been hanged, often specified as being the left (Latin: sinister) hand, or else, if the man were hanged for murder, the hand that did the deed. According to old European beliefs, a… …   Wikipedia

  • hand of glory —    The first mention of a hand of glory in English (1707) refers to a piece of *mandrake root, kept as a charm to make coins multiply; this corresponds to medieval French maindegloire, a corruption of Latin man dragora mandrake . The French word …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • Hand Of Glory —    A charm made from the pickled or dried hand of a dead man, preferable a criminal that has been hanged. The owner of a Hand Of Glory can become invisible, or if shown to someone it will render them motionless. The hand is most often used with a …   The writer's dictionary of science fiction, fantasy, horror and mythology

  • Hand of Glory (album) — Infobox Album Name = Hand of Glory Type = Album Artist = Royal Trux Released = October 8 2002 Recorded = 1985 – 1989 Genre = Rock Length = 40:02 Label = Drag City Producer = Reviews = *Pitchfork Media (8.2/10)… …   Wikipedia

  • Glory to God — is a Christmas carol popular among American and Canadian Reformed churches that have Dutch roots. It is translated from the Dutch Ere Zij God and is one of the most beloved carols sung in the Protestant churches in the Netherlands.Whether the… …   Wikipedia

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  • Glory Holes — Glory Hole (auch: „gloryhole“, englisch für: „ruhmreiches, glorreiches Loch“) − umgangssprachlich auch Klappenloch oder Schwanzloch − ist ein Loch in einer Wand zum Zwecke meist anonymer Sexualkontakte. Der Begriff wurde durch homosexuelle… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Glory hole — (auch: „gloryhole“, englisch für: „ruhmreiches, glorreiches Loch“) − umgangssprachlich auch Klappenloch oder Schwanzloch − ist ein Loch in einer Wand zum Zwecke meist anonymer Sexualkontakte. Der Begriff wurde durch homosexuelle amerikanische… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Glory hole (sexual slang) — A glory hole (also spelled gloryhole and glory hole)cite web last=O Hara first=Scott authorlink=Scott O Hara coauthors= title=Rarely Pure and Never Simple: Selected Essays of Scott O Hara publisher=Haworth Press; ISBN 0789005735 date=1999, page… …   Wikipedia

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