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In the shamanist religion of Mongolia (especially among the Buriats): an image representing a god or spirit and supposed to be endowed with its power; a fetish.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in John Trusler (1735–1820), Church of England clergyman and author. From Mongolian ongγon pure, sacred, guardian spirit.
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