shaman

[shah-muhn, shey-, sham-uhn]
noun
(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.

Origin:
1690–1700; < German Schamane < Russian shamán, probably < Evenki šamān, samān

shamanic [shuh-man-ik] , adjective
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shaman (ˈʃæmən)
 
n
1.  a priest of shamanism
2.  a medicine man of a similar religion, esp among certain tribes of North American Indians
 
[C17: from Russian shaman, from Tungusian ̆saman, from Pali samana Buddhist monk, ultimately from Sanskrit śrama religious exercise]
 
shamanic
 
adj

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shaman
1698, "priest of the Ural-Altaic peoples," probably via Ger. Schamane, from Rus. shaman, from Tungus shaman, which is perhaps from Chinese sha men "Buddhist monk," from Prakrit samaya-, from Skt. sramana-s "Buddhist ascetic."
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Example sentences
Yes, the grounds were now safe again for meditating yogis, shamans and such.
Or how many doctors go to witches and shamans to diagnose they're more
  perplexing patients, or simply to learn medicine.
Its shores are sparsely populated, but laden with sites considered hallowed by
  local shamans.
He tried and tried, with a little army of specialists and shamans.
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