One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(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.’
- ‘The elder angekok told Rasmussen: ‘All true wisdom is only to be learned far from the dwellings of men, out in the Great Solitudes.’’
- ‘A similar method is used by the Eskimo angekok.’
- ‘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.’
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