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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - In societies practicing shamanism: one acting as a medium between the visible and spirit worlds.

Usage examples (4)
  • With the Katingans the blian (priest-doctor) always drinks a little of the blood when an animal is sacrificed.
  • But the whole decision rests entirely with the patient and his confessor; or they can call in an expert priest-doctor.
  • Every tribe has a priest-doctor; he neither knows nor attempts to practise the healing art, but is a pure exorcist; all bodily ailments being deemed the operations of...
  • Examen to be forwarded to a priest-doctor for a few weeks. " for more
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