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KACHINA

 Dictionary entry overview: What does kachina mean? 

KACHINA (noun)
  The noun KACHINA has 3 senses:

1. a masked dancer during a Pueblo religious ceremony who is thought to embody some particular spirit
2. a deified spirit of the Pueblo people
3. a carved doll wearing the costume of a particular Pueblo spirit; usually presented to a child as a gift

  Familiarity information: KACHINA used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


KACHINA (noun)


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Meaning:

A masked dancer during a Pueblo religious ceremony who is thought to embody some particular spirit

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("kachina" is a kind of...):

dancer; professional dancer; terpsichorean (a performer who dances)


Sense 2kachina [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A deified spirit of the Pueblo people

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("kachina" is a kind of...):

disembodied spirit; spirit (any incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings)


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Meaning:

A carved doll wearing the costume of a particular Pueblo spirit; usually presented to a child as a gift

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("kachina" is a kind of...):

doll; dolly (a small replica of a person; used as a toy)


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