Definition of Totemic

1. Adjective. Relating to totemism. "Totemic object"

Derivative terms: Totem, Totemism
Partainyms: Totemism



Definition of Totemic

1. a. Of or pertaining to a totem, or totemism.

Definition of Totemic

1. Adjective. Serving as a totem. ¹

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Definition of Totemic

1. totem [adj] - See also: totem

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Totemic

tote
tote bag
tote bags
tote board
tote boards
tote mism
tote up
toteable
totear
toted
toteless
totem
totem pole
totem poles
totem tennis
totemic (current term)
totemically
totemism
totemisms
totemist
totemistic
totemists
totemite
totemites
totems
toter
toters
totes
tother
totient

Literary usage of Totemic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Northern Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer, Francis James Gillen (1904)
"CHAPTER X EATING THE TOTEMiC ANIMAL OR PLANT Traditions ii the Arunta tribe relating to the eating of the totemic animal or ..."

2. The Journal of American Folk-lore by American Folklore Society (1917)
"totemic TRACES AMONG THE INDO-CHINESE. BY BERTHOLD LAUFER. A RECENT article by Henri Maspero 1 affords me a welcome occasion to acquaint American students ..."

3. A Dictionary of Religion and Ethics by Shailer Mathews, Gerald Birney Smith (1921)
"In some instances, especially among the Australians and Melanesians, the members of a totemic clan believe themselves to be actually descended from the ..."

4. Early Civilization: An Introduction to Anthropology by Alexander Goldenweiser (1922)
"Among such widely diffused totemic attributes are totemic clan or gen- jile names, ... Exogamy of the totemic unit is an almost universal trait of totemism. ..."

5. The Origin of Primitive Superstitions and Their Development Into the Worship by Rushton M. Dorman (1881)
"... tribes from animals—Totemism in art—Heraldry—totemic writing—Tattooing—Probable totemic origin of the animal mounds—Traditionary descent of animals from ..."

6. The Evolution of Decorative Art: An Essay Upon Its Origin and Development as by Henry Balfour (1893)
"The special retention and amplification of certain important portions of symbolic designs is very characteristic of mythological and totemic representations ..."

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