nahual

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From Spanish nahual, from Nahuatl nahualli (sorcerer, spirit, animal form a person may take).

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nahual (plural nahuals)

  1. (in Mesoamerican mythology) An animal form which a person may take.
    She has a nahual for every day of the week.
  2. (in Mesoamerican mythology) A person who is able to take an animal form.
    They suspected that the man was a nahual.

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Etymology[edit]

From Classical Nahuatl nāhualli (sorcerer).

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Noun[edit]

nahual m (plural nahuales)

  1. (Central America, Mexico) sorcerer
  2. (Central America, Mexico) healer, witch doctor
  3. (in Mesoamerican mythology) nahual (animal form which a person may take)
  4. (in Mesoamerican mythology) nahual (person able to take animal form)

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