(SHAH-mahn) [Russian: he who knows] A man, said to have the power of communicating with the spirit world, whose role is to protect others against invisible forces or hostile spirits; shamans usually have great prestige and power in their communities. The term originated among Siberian tribes.

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  • Shaman — kann für verschiedene Dinge stehen: Die finnische Band Shaman, die später sich als Korpiklaani neugründete, siehe Shaman (finnische Band) Die brasilianische Band Shaman, siehe Shaman (brasilianische Band) Das Studioalbum Shaman von Carlos Santana …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • ShaMan — Полное имя Александр Мигунов Дата рождения 31 июля 1982(1982 07 31) (27 лет) Место рождения Горький РСФСР Страна …   Википедия

  • shaman — (n.) 1690s, priest of the Ural Altaic peoples, probably via Ger. Schamane, from Rus. shaman, from Tungus shaman, which is perhaps from Chinese sha men Buddhist monk, from Prakrit samaya , from Skt. sramana s Buddhist ascetic …   Etymology dictionary

  • Shaman — Sha man, n. [From the native name.] A priest of Shamanism; a wizard among the Shamanists. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shaman — [n] religious specialist healer, medicine man, priest, sorcerer, witch doctor; concept 361 …   New thesaurus

  • shaman — ► NOUN (pl. shamans) ▪ (especially among some peoples of northern Asia and North America) a person regarded as having access to, and influence in, the world of good and evil spirits. DERIVATIVES shamanic adjective shamanism noun shamanistic… …   English terms dictionary

  • shaman — [shä′mən, shā′mən; sham′ən] n. pl. shamans [Russ < Tungusic šaman < Prakrit s̍amana, Buddhist monk < Sans s̍ramaṇa, orig., ascetic, akin to s̍ram, to fatigue] a priest or medicine man, esp. among N Asian peoples, who is believed able to… …   English World dictionary

  • shaman — chaman [ ʃaman ] n. m. VAR. shaman • 1699; probablt du toungouze saman « moine » ♦ Ethnol. Prêtre sorcier, à la fois devin et thérapeute, dans les civilisations d Asie centrale et septentrionale, et par ext. dans d autres civilisations. « l… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Shaman — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Shaman, signifiant être éclairé en Tungus, dérivé lui même du sanskrit Shramana, orthographié Chaman en français. Détenteur des connaissances. Shaman est… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Shaman — Korpiklaani Korpiklaani Годы с 2003 (как Shaman с 1993) …   Википедия

  • shaman — shamanic /sheuh man ik/, adj. /shah meuhn, shay , sham euhn/, n. (esp. among certain tribal peoples) a person who acts as intermediary between the natural and supernatural worlds, using magic to cure illness, foretell the future, control… …   Universalium

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