Definition of shaman noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈʃeɪmən//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃeɪmən//
; BrE BrE//ˈʃɑːmən//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃɑːmən//
; BrE BrE//ˈʃæmən//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃæmən//
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a person in some religions and societies who is believed to be able to contact good and evil spirits and cure people of illnesses Word Originlate 17th cent.: from German Schamane and Russian shaman, from Tungus šaman.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: shaman