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totem

Pronunciation: /ˈtəʊtəm/

Translation of totem in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • tótem (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • The meat of one's clan totem was traditionally avoided; even today animals representing totems are rarely eaten.
    • They make these animals their totems and are not allowed to hunt, eat, or even be around them.
    • Premodern societies often had animal totems, and they saw animals and humans as intertwined through reincarnation.

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