Definition of telesm in English:

telesm

(also telesma)

Pronunciation /ˈtɛləz(ə)m/

noun

rare
  • An object thought to have magic powers or bring good luck; = "talisman"; especially (in Byzantine Greece, western Asia, and north Africa) a statue, buried object, or other artefact believed to protect a house, city, etc., from danger.

Origin

Late 16th century. From (i) post-classical Latin telesma.