piblockto

piblokto

[pi-blok-toh]
noun, plural pibloktos. Psychology.
a culture-specific syndrome occurring among traditional Eskimo women, characterized by an outburst of cries or screams, the removal of clothing, and seeming possession by a bird or animal spirit.
Also, piblockto.


Origin:
1955–60; < Inuit pibloktoq

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