angakkuq

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

English[edit]

Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia

Etymology[edit]

From Inuktitut (Eastern Canadian Inuktitut) ᐊᖓᑦᑯᖅ (angatkuq).

Noun[edit]

angakkuq (plural angakkuqs)

  1. An Inuit shaman.
    • 2002, Louis-Jacques Dorais, 'Inuit', Aboriginal Peoples of Canada, ed. Paul Robert Magocsi, University of Toronto 2002, p. 141:
      The shaman (angakkuq), because of his/her disposition and training [...], was the only one who knew how to bridge the gap between the various categories of beings and communicate with all of them [...].

Synonyms[edit]