healer

Semantic Field
culture-mythology
Part of Speech
Meaning Spanish
curandero
Meaning Portuguese
benzador, curandeiro, kumu (Tukano)

Languages

Language Orthographic Form Phonemicized Form Gloss as in Source Etymology Code Proto-Form Proto-Language Loan Source Etymology Notes Wanderwort Status Etyma Set Word Structure Word Structure Notes General Notes Source Created By
Yir-Yoront wangarr+wirvw doctor (traditional or MD) unique With wangarr 'ghost' Barry Alpher
Burarra -buburda unique Claire Bowern
Yan-nhangu dokta loan English Claire Bowern
Nyulnyul jalngkangurr loan areal WW %jalngga Claire Bowern
Warrwa jalngkangurru loan areal WW %jalngga Claire Bowern
Nimanburru jalngkokorr loan areal WW %jalngga Claire Bowern
Yawuru jankangurru loan areal WW %jalngga Claire Bowern
Mangala mapan loan direction unknown WW %maparn Claire Bowern
Yulparija maparn loan direction unknown areal WW %maparn Claire Bowern
Nyangumarta maparn loan direction unknown WW %maparn Claire Bowern
Ngarluma maparnkalara, maparnkarra loan direction unknown WW %maparn Claire Bowern
Gupapuyngu marrŋgity inheritance Claire Bowern
Gumatj marrŋgity inheritance Claire Bowern
Dhuwal marrŋgity inheritance Claire Bowern
Rembarrnga rakalk loan direction unknown Claire Bowern
Djinang rlaykingirniŋi unique Claire Bowern
Nyikina tyalŋkaŋurru loan areal WW %jalngga Claire Bowern
Karajarri tyalŋkaŋurru loan direction unknown WW %jalngga Claire Bowern
Bardi tyalŋkaŋurru loan areal WW %jalngga Claire Bowern
Walmajarri maparn loan direction unknown from Western Desert? WW %maparn from Western Desert? Patrick McConvell
Jaru mikanykutyi derived <mikany 'snake' +? derived Patrick McConvell
Gurindji nyangunyangu inheritance see redup with old agent -u complex see redup with old agent -u Patrick McConvell
Gooniyandi tyalngangurru inheritance WW %tyalngangurru Patrick McConvell
Bunuba tyalngkangurru inheritance Patrick McConvell
Gajirrabeng paramanpeng derived paraman 'magic'-HAVING WW %wultyang derived borrowed into east as 'lightning man' Patrick McConvell
Djapu marrŋgity inheritance Claire Bowern
Wardaman kunpilin loan direction unknown native doctor; also kurang; tuturrpngana -person who stabs , presumably European doctor Patrick McConvell
Jaminjung maparn loan direction unknown Patrick McConvell
Jingulu mikanykutyi inheritance mikany prob re to mikinji 'snake' complex Patrick McConvell
Kija parumanpeny inheritance Mir paramanpang Patrick McConvell
Miriwung paramanpeng inheritance magincal-power HAVING complex Patrick McConvell
Resígaro naikogígí naikogígí unknown Refers to a lower-level healer; in RN region, most older men in a village have this capacity, and command a repertoire of healing spells. Power is primarily for good, whereas the true shaman is capable of malignant acts as well. See Language page Ana Paula B.
Yavitero jinájatali hináhatali Refers to a lower-level healer; in RN region, most older men in a village have this capacity, and command a repertoire of healing spells. Power is primarily for good, whereas the true shaman is capable of malignant acts as well. See Language page Ana Paula B., PLE
Paresi wayraˈtyare wajdjaˈtjare Refers to a lower-level healer; in RN region, most older men in a village have this capacity, and command a repertoire of healing spells. Power is primarily for good, whereas the true shaman is capable of malignant acts as well. See Language page Ana Paula B., PLE
Baure weričon weritʃon Refers to a lower-level healer; in RN region, most older men in a village have this capacity, and command a repertoire of healing spells. Power is primarily for good, whereas the true shaman is capable of malignant acts as well. See Language page Anissa Capuccino
Bora čḯḯβáápeé tʃɯ́ɯ́βáápɛέ Refers to a lower-level healer; in RN region, most older men in a village have this capacity, and command a repertoire of healing spells. Power is primarily for good, whereas the true shaman is capable of malignant acts as well. See Language page Leslie Smith, Sarah Kuntz, PLE
Muinane táábúmɨnaaɸi táábúmɨnaaɸi Refers to a lower-level healer; in RN region, most older men in a village have this capacity, and command a repertoire of healing spells. Power is primarily for good, whereas the true shaman is capable of malignant acts as well. See Language page Leslie Smith, Sarah Kuntz, PLE
Apalai oremi, uhnato oremi, uhnato Refers to a lower-level healer; in RN region, most older men in a village have this capacity, and command a repertoire of healing spells. Power is primarily for good, whereas the true shaman is capable of malignant acts as well. See Language page Rebekah L. Evans
Eñepa i'yan, piyan (MM) iʔjan, pijan (MM) inheritance Refers to a lower-level healer; in RN region, most older men in a village have this capacity, and command a repertoire of healing spells. Power is primarily for good, whereas the true shaman is capable of malignant acts as well. See Language page Melody Ann Ross, Lauren Franklin; Alyssa Wadley
Cofán coraga (Quechua loan from kuraka=chief) coraɣa phonemic transcriptions are ESTIMATIONS Refers to a lower-level healer; in RN region, most older men in a village have this capacity, and command a repertoire of healing spells. Power is primarily for good, whereas the true shaman is capable of malignant See Language page Daniel Valle
Páez yu´tsesa, pilwe´sh Refers to a lower-level healer; in RN region, most older men in a village have this capacity, and command a repertoire of healing spells. Power is primarily for good, whereas the true shaman is capable of malignant acts as well. See Language page Daniel Valle
Tikuna dju-ú-ta (Alv44); ngi1-3xe5ta5xü5 (A58) dʒuʔúʔta; ŋiʔetaʔɨ Refers to a lower-level healer; in RN region, most older men in a village have this capacity, and command a repertoire of healing spells. Power is primarily for good, whereas the true shaman is capable of malignant acts as well. See Language page Daniel Valle, Zach Burnett, PLE
Urarina kwičaneha-eḍza, benane kwitʃaneha-edʒa, benane Refers to a lower-level healer; in RN region, most older men in a village have this capacity, and command a repertoire of healing spells. Power is primarily for good, whereas the true shaman is capable of malignant acts as well. See Language page Daniel Valle, PLE
Pumé čʰa-parẽ-mẽ Refers to a lower-level healer; in RN region, most older men in a village have this capacity, and command a repertoire of healing spells. Power is primarily for good, whereas the true shaman is capable of malignant acts as well. See Language page Paulina Franco, PLE
Ashuar tsuwákratin, iwishín tsuwakratin, iwiʃin Refers to a lower-level healer; in RN region, most older men in a village have this capacity, and command a repertoire of healing spells. Power is primarily for good, whereas the true shaman is capable of malignant acts as well. See Language page Daniel Valle
Huambisa iwishin iwiʃin Refers to a lower-level healer; in RN region, most older men in a village have this capacity, and command a repertoire of healing spells. Power is primarily for good, whereas the true shaman is capable of malignant acts as well. See Language page Daniel Valle
Aguaruna iwishín, tsuwájatin iwiʃín, tsuwáxatin Refers to a lower-level healer; in RN region, most older men in a village have this capacity, and command a repertoire of healing spells. Power is primarily for good, whereas the true shaman is capable of malignant acts as well. See Language page Daniel Valle
Hup kǝd=ʔĩh kǝd=ʔĩh Refers to a lower-level healer; in RN region, most older men in a village have this capacity, and command a repertoire of healing spells. Power is primarily for good, whereas the true shaman is capable of malignant acts as well. See Language page Pattie Epps
Dâw -- -- Refers to a lower-level healer; in RN region, most older men in a village have this capacity, and command a repertoire of healing spells. Power is primarily for good, whereas the true shaman is capable of malignant acts as well. See Language page Ana Paula B., Pattie Epps
Matses nënë choquid nɨnɨ tʃokid Refers to a lower-level healer; in RN region, most older men in a village have this capacity, and command a repertoire of healing spells. Power is primarily for good, whereas the true shaman is capable of malignant acts as well. See Language page Daniel Valle, Becky Walker
Yagua rimyura rimjura Refers to a lower-level healer; in RN region, most older men in a village have this capacity, and command a repertoire of healing spells. Power is primarily for good, whereas the true shaman is capable of malignant acts as well. See Language page Daniel Valle
Southern Pastaza Quechua ambi siqui (ambi=poison; siqui=buttocks) ambi siki Refers to a lower-level healer; in RN region, most older men in a village have this capacity, and command a repertoire of healing spells. Power is primarily for good, whereas the true shaman is capable of malignant acts as well. See Language page Daniel Valle
Ingá iacha iatʃa Refers to a lower-level healer; in RN region, most older men in a village have this capacity, and command a repertoire of healing spells. Power is primarily for good, whereas the true shaman is capable of malignant acts as well. See Language page Daniel Valle
Piaroa mErí', me'ñeuh, pɨ'ɨh mæríɁ, meɁñeuh, pɨɁɨh Refers to a lower-level healer; in RN region, most older men in a village have this capacity, and command a repertoire of healing spells. Power is primarily for good, whereas the true shaman is capable of malignant acts as well. See Language page Amanda Novak, Becky Walker
Sáliva saicua 'curandero' saikʷa Refers to a lower-level healer; in RN region, most older men in a village have this capacity, and command a repertoire of healing spells. Power is primarily for good, whereas the true shaman is capable of malignant acts as well. See Language page Becky Walker
Cubeo jʉoipõecʉ hʉoipõɛkʉ unique Refers to a lower-level healer; in RN region, most older men in a village have this capacity, and command a repertoire of healing spells. Power is primarily for good, whereas the true shaman is capable of malignant acts as well. See Language page Tanja Baeuerlein; Alyssa Wadley
Carapana ataro; 'kũbũ (H&R) ataɾɔ; 'kũbũ (H&R) Refers to a lower-level healer; in RN region, most older men in a village have this capacity, and command a repertoire of healing spells. Power is primarily for good, whereas the true shaman is capable of malignant acts as well. See Language page Amanda Novak, Tanja Baeuerlein
Maihiki dabɨ tɨnoquɨ aguɨ (dabɨ=healer; tɨnoquɨ=to cure by touching) dabɨ tɨnokɨ agɨ unique Refers to a lower-level healer; in RN region, most older men in a village have this capacity, and command a repertoire of healing spells. Power is primarily for good, whereas the true shaman is capable of malignant acts as well. See Language page Daniel Valle
Nheengatu pajé; mutawariçawa (mutawar=smoke blower, sawa=nominalizer) paʒé; mutawaɾasa (mutawar=smoke blower, sawa=nominalizer) inheritance Refers to a lower-level healer; in RN region, most older men in a village have this capacity, and command a repertoire of healing spells. Power is primarily for good, whereas the true shaman is capable of malignant acts as well. See Language page John Blaha, Lauren Franklin, PLE, Alyssa Wadley
Ocaina juhxaforáám̈a hɯʔxaɸoráám̵a Refers to a lower-level healer; in RN region, most older men in a village have this capacity, and command a repertoire of healing spells. Power is primarily for good, whereas the true shaman is capable of malignant acts as well. See Language page Leslie Smith, Sarah Kuntz
Nɨpode Witoto manó-ri-raïma manó-ri-raɯma Refers to a lower-level healer; in RN region, most older men in a village have this capacity, and command a repertoire of healing spells. Power is primarily for good, whereas the true shaman is capable of malignant acts as well. See Language page Leslie Smith, Sarah Kuntz
Minica Witoto áima, hḯ.ïdo-raïma áima, hɯ́.ɯdo-raɯma Refers to a lower-level healer; in RN region, most older men in a village have this capacity, and command a repertoire of healing spells. Power is primarily for good, whereas the true shaman is capable of malignant acts as well. See Language page Leslie Smith, Sarah Kuntz
Murui Witoto aima aima (B83) Refers to a lower-level healer; in RN region, most older men in a village have this capacity, and command a repertoire of healing spells. Power is primarily for good, whereas the true shaman is capable of malignant acts as well. See Language page Leslie Smith, Sarah Kuntz, PLE
Yanomami haro- ("to heal" HR94), owëh- ("to heal"HR94) haɾo-, oʋəh- inheritance Refers to a lower-level healer; in RN region, most older men in a village have this capacity, and command a repertoire of healing spells. Power is primarily for good, whereas the true shaman is capable of malignant acts as well. See Language page Kelsey Neely
Iquito paanáana (healer; unlike siimána, doesn't cause harm) paanáana (healer; unlike siimána, doesn't cause harm) Refers to a lower-level healer; in RN region, most older men in a village have this capacity, and command a repertoire of healing spells. Power is primarily for good, whereas the true shaman is capable of malignant acts as well. See Language page Cynthia Hansen
Ese Ejja/Huarayo e-dosi-kia (Girard 1971) e-dosi-kia (Girard 1971) Refers to a lower-level healer; in RN region, most older men in a village have this capacity, and command a repertoire of healing spells. Power is primarily for good, whereas the true shaman is capable of malignant acts as well. See Language page Joyce McCormick
Cavineña ča-ča-ne-pohi (G71) ča-ča-ne-pohi (G71) (also means "savior") Refers to a lower-level healer; in RN region, most older men in a village have this capacity, and command a repertoire of healing spells. Power is primarily for good, whereas the true shaman is capable of malignant acts as well. See Language page Joyce McCormick, Becky Walker
Central Aymara yatiri jatiɾi Refers to a lower-level healer; in RN region, most older men in a village have this capacity, and command a repertoire of healing spells. Power is primarily for good, whereas the true shaman is capable of malignant acts as well. See Language page PLE
Movima lawahes-čaye-pa (physician) lawaxes-tʃaje-pa Refers to a lower-level healer; in RN region, most older men in a village have this capacity, and command a repertoire of healing spells. Power is primarily for good, whereas the true shaman is capable of malignant acts as well. See Language page Anissa Capuccino, Becky Walker
Djeoromitxi küro køro Refers to a lower-level healer; in RN region, most older men in a village have this capacity, and command a repertoire of healing spells. Power is primarily for good, whereas the true shaman is capable of malignant acts as well. See Language page PLE