[ al-gong-kin ]

noun,plural Al·gon·kins, (especially collectively) Al·gon·kin.

Words Nearby Algonkin Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use Algonkin in a sentence

  • On the contrary, it is extremely probable that they were an Algonkin totem, which had the exclusive right to the priesthood.

    The Myths of the New World | Daniel G. Brinton
  • It is a derivative word, from Algonkin, and gan the penultimate syllable of the Odjibwa term Sa-g--gan, a lake.

    The Indian in his Wigwam | Henry R. Schoolcraft
  • Mr. Gallatin has proposed the term “Algonkin-Lenape,” as a philological denomination for this important family.

    The Indian in his Wigwam | Henry R. Schoolcraft
  • On the whole, the Iroquois and Algonkin myths agree in finding the origin of life in an upper world beyond the sky.

  • In these cases the hypothesis of borrowing breaks down, and still more does it break down over the Algonkin deity Atahocan.