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

 

shaman

 noun
noun
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 Origin late 17th cent.: from German Schamane and Russian shaman, from Tungus šaman.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: shaman