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Baph"o*met (&?;), n. [A corruption of
Mahomet or Mohammed, the Arabian prophet: cf. Pr.
Bafomet, OSp. Mafomat, OPg. Mafameda.] An idol or
symbolical figure which the Templars were accused of using in their
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
, a mysterious image, presumed represent Mahomet, which the
Templars were accused of worshipping, but which they may rather be
surmised to have invoked to curse them if they failed in their vow;
Carlyle refers to this cult in "Sartor," end of Bk. II. chapter vii.,
where he speaks of the "Baphometic fire-baptism" of his hero, under which
all the spectres that haunted him withered up.
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