huaca

noun hua·ca \ˈwäkə\
variants: or

guaca

\ˈgw-\

Definition of huaca

plural

-s

  1. :  an ancient Peruvian sacred object: a :  god, spirit b :  any object (as a mountain, animal, shrine, or artifact) inhabited by a god or spirit :  fetish — compare manitou, nagual, zemi c :  a pre-Columbian ruin (as a tomb or burial mound)

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Origin and Etymology of huaca

Spanish guaca, huaca, from Quechua wáka


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