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1. kachina

noun. a deified spirit of the Pueblo people.

Synonyms

  • disembodied spirit

Antonyms

  • cowardice
  • deaden

Etymology

  • qatsina (Hopi)

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2. kachina

noun. a masked dancer during a Pueblo religious ceremony who is thought to embody some particular spirit.

Synonyms

  • terpsichorean
  • professional dancer

Etymology

  • qatsina (Hopi)

3. kachina

noun. a carved doll wearing the costume of a particular Pueblo spirit; usually presented to a child as a gift.

Synonyms

  • dolly

Antonyms

  • unhappiness
  • happiness

Etymology

  • qatsina (Hopi)

Sentences with kachina


1. Noun, singular or mass
Dioramas about Egyptian mythology, American Indian artifacts such as kachina dolls, and medieval stained glass are on display.

2. Proper noun, singular
The Hopi's spiritual life revolves around kachina, or the spiritual life forces of the Hopi.

3. Verb, base form
Other artists use snake gourds for tall figures, spirit people and kachina dolls.

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