nagual

[ nah-gwahl, -wahl ]
/ nɑˈgwɑl, -ˈwɑl /

noun

a guardian spirit among Mexican and Central American Indians, believed to reside in an animal.

Origin of nagual

< Mexican Spanish nagual, nahual < Nahuatl nāhualli

Related forms

na·gual·ism, noun
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