tiponi

noun
ti·​po·​ni | \ ˈtēpənē \
plural -s

Definition of tiponi

: a sacred badge of authority of the Hopi Indians usually consisting of an ear of corn decorated with feathers or a valued stone and worn or displayed by a chief, priest, or religious society

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History and Etymology for tiponi

Hopi tíiponi idol or amulet seen only by owner

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“Tiponi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tiponi. Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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