What does shaman mean?

Definitions for shamanˈʃɑ mən, ˈʃeɪ-, ˈʃæm ən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word shaman.

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


  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

  2. Origin: [From the native name.]


  1. Shaman

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

Editors Contribution

  1. shaman

    A person or practitioner with the necessary experience, skills, training or qualifications to reach various states of consciousness to communicate and interact with universal beings within the universe or multiverse for a variety of purposes.

    Some people practice shamanism and call themselves a shaman, some members of some indigenous communities and tribes call themselves a shaman as they practice a form of shamanism.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shaman in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shaman in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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