angakok

noun an·ga·kok \ˈaŋgəˌkäk\
variants: less commonly

angekok

\ˈaŋgəˌkäk\

Definition of angakok

plural

angakoks

also

angekoks

\-ˌkäks\
  1. :  an Eskimo medicine man or shaman

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Origin and Etymology of angakok

borrowed from Inuit (Greenlandic and Eastern Canadian) aŋakkuk


First Known Use: 1767


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