shaman[s̸hä′mən, s̸hā′-; s̸ham′ən]
Origin: Russ from Tungusic šaman from Prakrit amana, Buddhist monk from Sanskrit ramaṇa, origin, originally , ascetic, akin to ram, to fatigue
- shamanic adjective
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Origin: Russian, from Tungus šaman, Buddhist monk, shaman, from Tocharian B ṣamāne, monk, from Prakrit ṣamana, from Sanskrit śramaṇaḥ, from śrámaḥ, religious exercise.
- sha·manˈic adjective