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Sedna

/ˈsɛdnə/
noun
1.
a large planet-like object discovered in 2003, orbiting the sun but considerably beyond Pluto
Word Origin
C21: after the Inuit goddess of the ocean
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  • In this mortal peril the father determined to offer sedna to the birds and flung her overboard.

    The Central Eskimo Franz Boas
  • Meantime the storm subsided, for the fulmars thought sedna was drowned.

    The Central Eskimo Franz Boas
  • sedna of the Oqomiut lives in Adlivun, and here the souls must stay one year after death.

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  • They have since lived in the land of Adlivun, of which sedna is the mistress.

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  • The performance of the angakut in the sedna feast, which will be described hereafter (p. 604) is quite astonishing.

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  • sedna is the mistress of one of the countries to which the souls go after death.

    The Central Eskimo Franz Boas
  • It is said that if they should not wear the skin of the proper animal, sedna would be offended and would punish them.

  • sedna could not long resist such wooing and they went together over the vast sea.

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  • Another angakoq, whose office it is to lure sedna up with a magic song, sits at the back of the hut.

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  • When a year had passed and the sea was again stirred by warmer winds, the father left his country to visit sedna.

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