Definitions for totem
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a clan or tribe identified by their kinship to a common totemic object
emblem consisting of an object such as an animal or plant; serves as the symbol of a family or clan (especially among American Indians)
Any natural object or living creature that serves as an emblem of a tribe, clan or family.
The representation of such object or creature.
The clan whose kinship is defined in reference to such an object or creature.
Etymology: from (o)doodem(an)
a rude picture, as of a bird, beast, or the like, used by the North American Indians as a symbolic designation, as of a family or a clan
Totem is a media player for the GNOME computer desktop environment which runs on GNU/Linux, Solaris, BSD and other Unix and Unix-like systems. It is officially included in GNOME starting from version 2.10, but de facto it was already included in most GNOME environments. Totem utilizes the GStreamer framework for playback, though until version 2.27.1, it could alternatively be configured to use the Xine libraries instead of GStreamer. Totem is included as the default media player in many GNU/Linux operating systems, including Ubuntu, Mandriva and others. Released under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License, Totem is free software.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
tō′tem, n. a natural object, not an individual but one of a class, taken by a tribe, a family, or a single person, and treated with superstitious respect as an outward symbol of an existing intimate unseen relation.—adj. Totem′ic.—ns. Tō′temism, the use of totems as the foundation of a vast social system of alternate obligation and restriction; Tō′temist, one designated by a totem.—adj. Tō′temistic. [Algonquin otem, which must be preceded by the personal article, as kitotem=the family-mark, nind-otem=my family-mark.]
The numerical value of totem in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of totem in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Maybe dogs were their symbol or totem; perhaps, they thought of themselves as the dog people.
The Lummi Carvers are offering their totem pole as a way to gather the prayers and hopes of many different tribal nations, to bring people together and help each area and tribal nation understand they are not alone, that collectively, by building and utilizing the power of our prayers and our beliefs and our hopes and our organizing, we are able to make transformational change happen.
What it means is ‘I’ll give you an economy you had 50 years ago, and I’ll move you back up on the social totem pole and other people down,’.
There's a story to be told, and like all stories, there are many plots tied to it, if you can understand all the plots, then you understand the message of the totem pole.
Averageness is a quality we must put up with. Men march toward civilization in column formation, and by the time the van has learned to admire the masters the rear is drawing reluctantly away from the totem pole.
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- sebokoSouthern Sotho
- vật tổ, tô-temVietnamese
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