Totem meaning

tōtəm
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A venerated emblem or symbol.
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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.
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An image of this.
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A symbol, esp. one held in high regard.
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Any natural object or living creature that serves as an emblem of a tribe, clan or family.
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The representation of such object or creature.
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The clan whose kinship is defined in reference to such an object or creature.
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Origin of totem

  • Ojibwa nindoodem my totem

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

  • from Ojibwe (o)doodem(an)

    From Wiktionary