orenda

noun oren·da \ ōˈrendə \

Definition of orenda

plural -s
:extraordinary invisible power believed by the Iroquois Indians to pervade in varying degrees all animate and inanimate natural objects as a transmissible spiritual energy capable of being exerted according to the will of its possessor
  • a successful hunter's orenda overcomes that of his quarry

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Origin and Etymology of orenda

Wyandot


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