AGIMAT

agimat
amulet


agimat
talisman


agimat
apotrope (an object used to avert or combat evil)

The Tagalog word agimat refers to objects such as amulets or talismans that are intended to ward off evil or protect the owner from evil. These could be  stones, pebbles, a necklace pendant as in the shape of a cross or gun bullets.


May taglay na agimat ang hari.
The king possesses a talisman.


Anong agimat mo?
What magical object do you use?


May anting-anting ang bata.
The child has special powers.


A related word is anting-anting, which is the posession of special powers. For example, ex-president Ferdinand Marcos supposedly was given the power to become invisible by Gregorio Aglipay.