Definitions for shamanˈʃɑ mən, ˈʃeɪ-, ˈʃæm ən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
sha•manˈʃɑ mən, ˈʃeɪ-, ˈʃæm ən(n.)
(esp. among certain tribal peoples) a person who acts as intermediary between the natural and supernatural worlds, using magic to cure illness, foretell the future, control spiritual forces, etc.
Origin of shaman:
1690–1700; < G Schamane < Russ shamán, prob. < Evenki šamān, samān
in societies practicing shamanism: one acting as a medium between the visible and spirit worlds; practices sorcery for healing or divination
A traditional (prescientific) faith healer.
A member of certain tribal societies who acts as a religious medium between the concrete and spirit worlds.
a priest of Shamanism; a wizard among the Shamanists
Shaman is a fictional character, a superhero in the Marvel Comics universe and a member of Alpha Flight.
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