[pah-hoh, -hoo, pah-hoh, -hoo]
- a prayer stick of the Hopi Indians.
Origin of paho
1880–85, Americanism; < Hopi pá·ho
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On this theory the query naturally is, what does a paho represent?
This member of the paho was the female; the remaining stick was the male.
The paho is probably a substitution of a sacrifice of corn or meal given as homage to the god addressed.
This, and a small affair at Paho, placed him in possession of Kwang-chow, which he entered without opposition on the 17th instant.Ti-Ping Tien-Kwoh
Augustus F. Lindley
For example, in the island of Paho there is a tree called dani, under which the departing spirits sit down and weep.The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead, Volume I (of 3)
Sir James George Frazer