tiponi

noun

ti·​po·​ni
ˈtēpənē
plural -s
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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 24 Feb. 2024.

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