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A pentagram is the figure formed by the five diagonals of a regular pentagon. The name comes from the Greek $\pi\varepsilon\nu\tau\alpha\gamma\varrho\alpha\mu\mu o\nu$. Its roots are $\pi\varepsilon\nu\tau\varepsilon$ ‘five’ and $\gamma\varrho\alpha\mu\mu o\varsigma$ ‘stoke, line’. These Greek words are transliterated as pentagrammon, pente, and grammos, respectively.

In the picture below, a regular pentagon is drawn dashed in black, the pentagram is drawn in blue, and the regular pentagon in the middle of the pentagram is shaded in cyan.

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