Definition of nagual
1a : a personal guardian spirit or protective alter ego assumed by various Middle American Indians to reside in an animal or less frequently in some other embodiment — compare huaca b : the animal double or guardian itself
2 : a sorcerer believed by various Middle American Indians to be capable of transforming himself into animal form
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Origin and Etymology of nagual
Spanish, from Nahuatl nahualli, naualli, from nahua to dance with tied hands
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