ayahuasca

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Spanish ayahuasca, from Quechua ayawaska, from aya (spirit, ancestor) + waska (vine).

Noun[edit]

ayahuasca (uncountable)

  1. A giant vine native to South America (especially Banisteriopsis caapi), noted for its psychotropic properties.
    • 2005, the Amazon forest people would take ayahuasca and enter into that place of Group Mind where they would make decisions for the tribe — Martin Torgoff, Can’t Find My Way Home (Simon & Schuster 2005, p. 414)
  2. Any of various psychoactive infusions or decoctions prepared from this vine.
    Synonyms: Iowaska, yage, yaje

Translations[edit]


French[edit]

Noun[edit]

ayahuasca m (uncountable)

  1. ayahuasca

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

ayahuasca f (plural ayahuascas)

  1. ayahuasca (Banisteriopsis caapi, a vine of South America)
    Synonym: iagê
  2. ayahuasca (psychoactive infusion made from the ayahuasca vine)
    Synonym: daime

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Quechua ayawaska.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • IPA(key): (everywhere but Argentina and Uruguay) /aʝaˈwaska/, [a.ʝaˈwas.ka]
  • IPA(key): (Buenos Aires and environs) /aʃaˈwaska/, [a.ʃaˈwah.ka]
  • IPA(key): (elsewhere in Argentina and Uruguay) /aʒaˈwaska/, [a.ʒaˈwah.ka]

Noun[edit]

ayahuasca f (plural ayahuascas)

  1. ayahuasca
  2. a psychotropic concoction prepared from said vine

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: ayahuasca

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