or an·ge·kok

[ ang-guh-kok ]

  1. a shaman in Inuit society.

Origin of angakok

First recorded in 1760–70; from Danish angekok (earlier angekkok ), from Inuit (Greenlandic, eastern Canada) angakkoq

Words Nearby angakok Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use angakok in a sentence

  • One angakok throws her with his harpoon, another631 one stabs her, and by this means they cut off all the transgressions.

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

  • The performance of a self-confident angakok is quite impressive—if one has not witnessed it too many times before.

    The North Pole | Robert E. Peary
  • 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