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paho

[pah-hoh, -hoo, pah-hoh, -hoo]
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noun, plural pa·hos.
  1. a prayer stick of the Hopi Indians.
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Origin of paho

1880–85, Americanism; < Hopi pá·ho
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Historical Examples

  • On this theory the query naturally is, what does a paho represent?

    Archeological Expedition to Arizona in 1895

    Jesse Walter Fewkes

  • 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.