nagual

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

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

Nearby words

  1. nagor,
  2. nagorno-karabakh,
  3. nagorno-karabakh autonomous region,
  4. nagoya,
  5. nagpur,
  6. naguib,
  7. nagurski,
  8. nagy,
  9. nagy, imre,
  10. nagyszeben

Origin of nagual

< Mexican Spanish nagual, nahual < Nahuatl nāhualli

Related formsna·gual·ism, noun

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