(especially among certain tribal peoples) a person who acts as intermediary between the natural and supernatural worlds, using magic to cure illness, foretell the future, control spiritual forces, etc.
- sha·man·ic [shuh-man-ik], /ʃəˈmæn ɪk/, adjective
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How to use shaman in a sentence
Others are Shamanists, and their most sacred spot is the Shamanic stone at the mouth of the river Angar.
British Dictionary definitions for shaman
a priest of shamanism
a medicine man of a similar religion, esp among certain tribes of North American Indians
- shamanic (ʃəˈmænɪk), adjective
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