totem

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See also: Totem and tótem

English[edit]

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From Ojibwe (o)doodem(an).

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totem (plural totems)

  1. Any natural object or living creature that serves as an emblem of a tribe, clan or family.
  2. The representation of such object or creature.
  3. The clan whose kinship is defined in reference to such an object or creature.
    • 1921, Wilhelm Max Wundt, Edward Leroy Schaub, Elements of folk psychology: outlines of a psychological history:
      The totem members were forbidden to eat the flesh of the totem animal, or were allowed to do so only under specific conditions.
    • 2014, Michael Pomedli, Living with Animals: Ojibwe Spirit Powers, page 165:
      These meanings flow from bear-like characteristics imprinted on totem members. Members of the bear clan may have dispositional, cognitive, and physical capabilities similar to those of bear.
  4. An arbitrarily chosen object serving as a reminder to check whether one is awake or not, to aid in having lucid dreams.
    • 2010, "ren", Inception and Lucid Dreaming (on newsgroup alt.religion.wicca)
      The best way to determine if you are dreaming or not is to have a totem in your lucid dreams that does not exist in reality. Inducing yourself is as easy as waking up during the night and practicing as you fall back asleep. Say, "I will be aware I am dreaming while I am dreaming by seeing my totem."

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totem m (plural totems, diminutive totempje n)

  1. totem, object that signifies a kinship group
  2. totem, physical representation of a kinship symbol

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French[edit]

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totem m (plural totems)

  1. totem

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German[edit]

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totem

  1. inflected form of tot

Italian[edit]

Un totem – A totem

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English totem, from Ojibwe (o)doodem(an).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈtɔ.tem/, [ˈt̪ɔːt̪em]
  • Hyphenation: tò‧tem

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totem m (invariable)

  1. totem

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English totem, from Ojibwe (o)doodem(an).

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totem m (plural totens)

  1. totem (object or creature that serves as an emblem of a tribe, clan or family)
  2. totem pole (Native American sculpture made by carving trees)

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ojibwe (o)doodem(an).

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  • IPA(key): /tǒteːm/
  • Hyphenation: to‧tem

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tòtēm m (Cyrillic spelling то̀те̄м)

  1. totem

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Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French totem, From Ojibwe (o)doodem(an).

Noun[edit]

totem (definite accusative totemi, plural totemler)

  1. (religion) totem

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Inflection
Nominative totem
Definite accusative totemi
Singular Plural
Nominative totem totemler
Definite accusative totemi totemleri
Dative toteme totemlere
Locative totemde totemlerde
Ablative totemden totemlerden
Genitive totemin totemlerin
Possessive forms
Singular Plural
1st singular totemim totemlerim
2nd singular totemin totemlerin
3rd singular totemi totemleri
1st plural totemimiz totemlerimiz
2nd plural toteminiz totemleriniz
3rd plural totemleri totemleri

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