peai

noun
pe·​ai | \ pēˈī \
variants: or peaiman \ -​īmən \
plural peais or peaimen

Definition of peai

: a medicine man of the Indian peoples of northeastern South America

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History and Etymology for peai

peai from Galibi piaye; peaiman from peai + man

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“Peai.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peai. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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