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angakok

or angekok

[ang-guh-kok] /ˈæŋ gəˌkɒk/
noun
1.
a shaman in Eskimo society.
Origin of angakok
1760-1770
1760-70; < German < Inuit (Greenlandic) angeqok
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  • To the Eskimos it was a proof of the efficacy of the appeal to the angakok.

    Ungava Bob Dillon Wallace
  • The thong is attached to the end of a stick which is held in hand by the angakok.

  • One angakok throws her with his harpoon, another631 one stabs her, and by this means they cut off all the transgressions.

  • The angakok is generally not loved—he knows too many unpleasant things that are going to happen, so he says.

    The North Pole Robert E. Peary
  • Tuavituk, the angakok, it was decided, must do some conjuring.

    Ungava Bob Dillon Wallace
  • The business of the angakok is mainly singing incantations and going into trances, for he has no medicines.

    The North Pole Robert E. Peary

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