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angakok

or an·ge·kok

[ang-guh-kok]
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noun
  1. a shaman in Eskimo society.

Origin of angakok

1760–70; < German < Inuit (Greenlandic) angeqok
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Examples from the Web for angakok

Historical Examples

  • The thong is attached to the end of a stick which is held in hand by the angakok.

    The Popular Science Monthly, October, 1900

    Various

  • To the Eskimos it was a proof of the efficacy of the appeal to the Angakok.

    Ungava Bob

    Dillon Wallace

  • Tuavituk, the Angakok, it was decided, must do some conjuring.

    Ungava Bob

    Dillon Wallace

  • The angakok is generally not loved—he knows too many unpleasant things that are going to happen, so he says.

    The North Pole

    Robert E. Peary

  • The business of the angakok is mainly singing incantations and going into trances, for he has no medicines.

    The North Pole

    Robert E. Peary