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SHAMAN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does shaman mean? 

SHAMAN (noun)
  The noun SHAMAN has 1 sense:

1. in societies practicing shamanism: one acting as a medium between the visible and spirit worlds; practices sorcery for healing or divination

  Familiarity information: SHAMAN used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SHAMAN (noun)


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Meaning:

In societies practicing shamanism: one acting as a medium between the visible and spirit worlds; practices sorcery for healing or divination

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

priest-doctor; shaman

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

non-Christian priest; priest (a person who performs religious duties and ceremonies in a non-Christian religion)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "shaman"):

medicine man (a Native American shaman)


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