wigwam

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia

A wigwam at Lefferts Historic House Museum, Brooklyn, New York

Etymology[edit]

From Western Abenaki wigwôm or Eastern Abenaki (Penobscot) wigwom[1] (both meaning "house"), from Proto-Algonquian *wi·kiwa·ʔmi (house). Related to wickiup.

Noun[edit]

wigwam (plural wigwams)

  1. A dwelling having an arched framework overlaid with bark, hides, or mats, used by Native Americans in the northeastern United States.
  2. (possibly dated) Any more or less similar dwelling used by indigenous people in other parts of the world.
    • 1813, John Gabriel Stedman, Narrative, of a five years' expedition, against the revolted..., volume 1, page 403:
      Their houses or wigwams, which they call carbets, are built as I have already described those of the negroes; but instead of being covered with the leaves of the manicole-tree, they are covered with the leaves of rattans or jointed canes, here called tas, []
    • 1845 edition, Charles Darwin, Journal and Remarks (The Voyage of the Beagle):
      The Fuegian wigwam resembles, in size and dimensions, a haycock. It merely consists of a few broken branches stuck in the ground, and very imperfectly thatched on one side with a few tufts of grass and rushes.

Translations[edit]

See also[edit]

  • other traditional Native American dwellings:
    • hogan (used by the Navajo in the southwestern United States)
    • igloo (used by the Inuit, made of snow)
    • teepee (used in the Great Plains)
    • tupik (used by the Inuit during the summer)
    • wetu (used by the Wampanoag in the northeastern United States)
    • wickiup (used in the southwestern and western United States)
    • wigwam (used in the northeastern United States)

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1918, Frank G. Speck, Newell Lion, Penobscot Transformer Tales, in the International Journal of American Linguistics, volume 1, number 3 (August 1918)

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

English

Noun[edit]

wigwam m (invariable)

  1. wigwam

Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia pl

Etymology[edit]

From English wigwam

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

wigwam m

  1. wigwam

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • Sometimes incorrectly used to refer to a teepee.

Potawatomi[edit]

Noun[edit]

wigwam

  1. house

References[edit]

  • (Can we date this quote?) Donald Perrot, Memejek Ebodewadmimyak: Mnokmek[1]: