- a culture-specific syndrome occurring among traditional Eskimo women, characterized by an outburst of cries or screams, the removal of clothing, and seeming possession by a bird or animal spirit.
Origin of piblokto
First recorded in 1955–60, piblokto is from the Inuit word pibloktoq
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Dogs suffering from piblokto are usually shot, but they are often eaten by the Eskimos.The North Pole
Robert E. Peary