- a shaman in Eskimo society.
Origin of angakok
1760–70; < German < Inuit (Greenlandic) angeqok
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Examples from the Web for angakok
The thong is attached to the end of a stick which is held in hand by the angakok.
To the Eskimos it was a proof of the efficacy of the appeal to the Angakok.
Tuavituk, the Angakok, it was decided, must do some conjuring.
The angakok is generally not loved—he knows too many unpleasant things that are going to happen, so he says.
The business of the angakok is mainly singing incantations and going into trances, for he has no medicines.