Definitions for shamanˈʃɑ mən, ˈʃeɪ-, ˈʃæm ən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sha•manˈʃɑ mən, ˈʃeɪ-, ˈʃæm ən(n.)

  1. (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.

    Category: Anthropology

Origin of shaman:

1690–1700; < G Schamane < Russ shamán, prob. < Evenki šamān, samān

sha•man•icʃəˈmæn ɪk(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. shaman, priest-doctor(noun)

    in societies practicing shamanism: one acting as a medium between the visible and spirit worlds; practices sorcery for healing or divination

Wiktionary

  1. shaman(Noun)

    A traditional (prescientific) faith healer.

  2. shaman(Noun)

    A member of certain tribal societies who acts as a religious medium between the concrete and spirit worlds.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shaman(noun)

    a priest of Shamanism; a wizard among the Shamanists

Freebase

  1. Shaman

    Shaman is a fictional character, a superhero in the Marvel Comics universe and a member of Alpha Flight.

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