Totem Definition

tōtəm
totems
noun
Among some peoples, an animal or natural object considered as being ancestrally related to a given kin or descent group and taken as its symbol.
Webster's New World
An image of this.
Webster's New World
A social group having a common affiliation to such an object.
American Heritage
A symbol, esp. one held in high regard.
Webster's New World
A venerated emblem or symbol.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Totem

Noun

Singular:
totem
Plural:
totems

Origin of Totem

  • Ojibwa nindoodem my totem

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • from Ojibwe (o)doodem(an)

    From Wiktionary

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