Definición de wampum en inglés:

Compartir esta entrada

wampum

Pronunciación: /ˈwɒmpəm/

sustantivo

[mass noun] historical
Small cylindrical beads made by North American Indians from shells, strung together and worn as decoration or used as money: strings of wampum a belt consisting of thousands of wampum
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • From the early 1620s, coastal Indians supplied wampum (sacred shell beads, polished and strung in strands, belts, or sashes) to Dutch traders who exchanged it with inland natives for beaver pelts.
  • Three beads of wampum separating the two purple rows symbolize peace, friendship and respect.
  • Wampum was American Indian bead money, and the purple interior of the quahog shell was used for high-denomination wampum.

Origen

From Algonquian wampumpeag, from wap 'white' + umpe 'string' + the plural suffix -ag.

Compartir esta entrada
 

¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Los comentarios que no respeten nuestras Normas comunitarias podrían ser moderados o eliminados.

Más palabras en esta categoría

Arawak candlefish Chinook Chumash Fox