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Old 06-06-2019, 06:13 PM   #24
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Default Re: Powerstone historical names

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Originally Posted by Engurrand View Post
The anthropological papers I've found describing charm stones, charmstones, painted pebbles and such does not offer much in the way of indigenous vocabulary, which is a big oversight - I strongly suspect subtly of definition is lost in rebranding everything a under modernized headings.
I would suggest following an older academic practice and come up with a Latin compound (or a Greek one) that translates "charm stone" or "magic stone."
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