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paho

[pah-hoh, -hoo, pah-hoh, -hoo]
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noun, plural pa·hos.
  1. a prayer stick of the Hopi Indians.

Origin of paho

1880–85, Americanism; < Hopi pá·ho
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Historical Examples

  • Specimens h to m are forms of pahos which I can not identify.

    Archeological Expedition to Arizona in 1895

    Jesse Walter Fewkes

  • Pahos, in the form of flat slats with a notched extension at one end were common, but generally were poorly preserved.

  • These pahos are made of a prescribed wood, of length determined by tradition, and to them are tied appendages of symbolic meaning.

  • The length of the ancient Sikyatki pahos, ascribed to the Flute society, follows the same rule.

  • As at the present day, cottonwood and willow were the favorite prescribed woods for pahos, and some of the best were made of pine.