potlatch

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Chinook Jargon potlatch ‎(to give”; “gift), from Nootka p̕ačiƛ ‎(to give in ceremony). Compare potluck.

Noun[edit]

potlatch ‎(plural potlatches)

  1. A ceremony amongst certain indigenous peoples of the Pacific northwest in which gifts are bestowed upon guests and personal property is destroyed in a show of wealth and generosity.
  2. A communal meal to which guests bring dishes to share; a potluck.

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Chinook Jargon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Nootka p̕ačiƛ ‎(to give in ceremony).

Noun[edit]

potlatch

  1. gift
  2. giving
  3. gift-feast, potlatch

Verb[edit]

potlatch

  1. to give, to receive

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Chinook Jargon potlatch ‎(gift), from Nootka p̕ačiƛ ‎(to give in ceremony).

Noun[edit]

potlatch m ‎(plural potlatchs)

  1. potlatch

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