adjective Date: 1846 1. of, relating to, suggestive of, or characteristic of a totem or totemism <
a totemic animal
2. based on or practicing totemism <
totemic clan structure

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  • Totemic — To*tem ic, a. Of or pertaining to a totem, or totemism. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • totemic — totem ► NOUN ▪ a natural object or animal believed by a particular society to have spiritual significance and adopted by it as an emblem. DERIVATIVES totemic adjective. ORIGIN Ojibwa …   English terms dictionary

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  • totemic — See totem. * * * …   Universalium

  • totemic — adjective Serving as a totem …   Wiktionary

  • totèmic — to|tè|mic Mot Pla Adjectiu variable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • totemic — adj. of or pertaining to totems, pertaining to carved wooden statues of gods of Native American tribes; pertaining to or based on totemism …   English contemporary dictionary

  • totemic — to·tem·ic …   English syllables

  • totem — totemic /toh tem ik/, adj. totemically, adv. /toh teuhm/, n. 1. a natural object or an animate being, as an animal or bird, assumed as the emblem of a clan, family, or group. 2. an object or natural phenomenon with which a family or sib considers …   Universalium

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