wampumpeag
noun Etymology: Massachusett wampompeag, from wampan white + api string + -ag, plural suffix Date: 1627 wampum

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  • wampumpeag — /wom peuhm peeg , wawm /, n. wampum. [1620 30, Amer.; earlier also wampampeak, wampompeage < Massachusett (c. Eastern Abenaki wápapayak wampum beads; equiv. to Proto Algonquian *wa·p white + * a·py string + * aki pl. suffix)] * * * …   Universalium

  • wampumpeag — wam·pum·peag …   English syllables

  • wampumpeag — wam•pum•peag [[t]ˈwɒm pəmˌpig, ˈwɔm [/t]] n. ant wampum • Etymology: 1620–30, amer.; < Massachusett, c. Eastern Abenaki wάpαpəyak wampum beads = Proto Algonquian *wa·p white +* a·py string +* aki pl. suffix …   From formal English to slang

  • wampumpeag — noun small cylindrical beads made from polished shells and fashioned into strings or belts; used by certain Native American peoples as jewelry or currency • Syn: ↑wampum, ↑peag • Hypernyms: ↑beads, ↑string of beads …   Useful english dictionary

  • wampum — /wom peuhm, wawm /, n. 1. Also called peag, seawan, sewan. cylindrical beads made from shells, pierced and strung, used by North American Indians as a medium of exchange, for ornaments, and for ceremonial and sometimes spiritual purposes, esp.… …   Universalium

  • Wampum — is a string of creamy white colored shell beads fashioned from the North Atlantic channeled whelk ( Busycotypus canaliculatus ) shell, and is traditionally used by Indigenous Americans, First Nations peoples, Native Americans, hobbyists, business …   Wikipedia

  • List of English words from indigenous languages of the Americas — This is a list of English language words borrowed from indigenous languages of the Americas, either directly or through intermediate European languages such as Spanish or French. † indicates a link to a definition of the word. It does not cover… …   Wikipedia

  • вампум — (от индейск. wampumpeag  нити с нанизанными на них раковинами), средство запоминания и передачи сообщений у индейских племён Северной Америки. Содержание сообщения выражалось цветом, количеством и взаиморасположением раковин. * * * ВАМПУМ ВАМПУМ… …   Энциклопедический словарь

  • WAMPUM — Chapelets de coquillages tubulaires dont on faisait des colliers, des ceintures tissées ou des ornements brodés et qui avaient une très grande valeur et servaient de moyen d’échange à certains Indiens d’Amérique du Nord. Dans la région du nord… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • ВАМПУМ — (сокращенное от индейского wampumpeag нити с нанизанными на них раковинами), средство запоминания и передачи сообщений у индейских племен Северной Америки. Содержание сообщения выражалось цветом, количеством и расположением раковин …   Современная энциклопедия

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