amauta

noun, often capitalized
amau·​ta | \əˈmau̇tə\
plural -s

Definition of amauta 

: an Inca wise man and professional teacher

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First Known Use of amauta

1705, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amauta

Spanish, from Quechua

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