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Origin of shaman
OTHER WORDS FROM shamansha·man·ic [shuh-man-ik], /ʃəˈmæn ɪk/, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for shaman
A shaman—a stout, middle-aged woman with long, dark hair—leads us through the permission ceremony.
After a few moments of silence, the shaman tells us that the spirit has allowed us inside what she calls “the womb of the earth.”
To hear 26-year-old Jillian Banks talk about her music is like listening to a shaman explain the mechanics of a complex spell.
As the Cofán shaman blew strongly over the cup, I took those few seconds to contemplate how I had managed to find myself here.
Let a shaman wave vine leaves over her and enforce a little semi-public shaming.
Don't listen to urban people scared of their own shadow, it will be fantastic, and with a Taita [shaman].
And the shaman desired a man to tie the bird's wings to her side so that she might be still.The Strange Story Book|Mrs. Andrew Lang
He trembled, but the shaman seized his arm and restrained him.The Delight Makers|Adolf Bandelier
A blank is left for the name and clan of the victim, and is filled in by the shaman.The Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees|James Mooney
Shaman and philosopher fight with ghosts, demons, spirits, gods.The Ego and His Own|Max Stirner
This goes on until the shaman announces the appearance of the spirit with whom he desires to commune.Ethnology of the Ungava District, Hudson Bay Territory|Lucien Turner