variants or less commonly angekok
plural angakoks also angekoks
: an Eskimo medicine man or shaman

Word History


borrowed from Inuit (Greenlandic and Eastern Canadian) aŋakkuk

First Known Use

1767, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of angakok was in 1767

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“Angakok.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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