Definition of angekok in English:

angekok

noun

  • (among the Inuit of Greenland) a person believed to have magical powers of healing.

    • ‘Among their visitors was Kingminguse, who had formerly been an Angekok.’
    • ‘A similar method is used by the Eskimo angekok.’
    • ‘The elder angekok told Rasmussen: ‘All true wisdom is only to be learned far from the dwellings of men, out in the Great Solitudes.’’
    • ‘The ordinary person, as already indicated, was not worthy nor able to have direct contact with the spirits, and their relations had to be entrusted to the angekok.’

Origin

Inuit angakkoq.

Pronunciation

angekok

/ˈaŋɡəkɒk/