Entries linking to shamanism
1690s, "priest of the Ural-Altaic peoples," probably via German Schamane, from Russian sha'man, from Tungus saman, which is perhaps from Chinese sha men "Buddhist monk," from Prakrit samaya-, from Sanskrit sramana-s "Buddhist ascetic" [OED]. Related: Shamanic.
word-forming element making nouns implying a practice, system, doctrine, etc., from French -isme or directly from Latin -isma, -ismus (source also of Italian, Spanish -ismo, Dutch, German -ismus), from Greek -ismos, noun ending signifying the practice or teaching of a thing, from the stem of verbs in -izein, a verb-forming element denoting the doing of the noun or adjective to which it is attached. For distinction of use, see -ity. The related Greek suffix -isma(t)- affects some forms.
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Harper, D. (n.d.). Etymology of shamanism. Online Etymology Dictionary. Retrieved $(datetime), from https://www.etymonline.com/word/shamanism
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Definitions of shamanism
any animistic religion similar to Asian shamanism (especially as practiced by certain Native American tribes);
an animistic religion of northern Asia having the belief that the mediation between the visible and the spirit worlds is effected by shamans;
Synonyms: Asian shamanism