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totem

noun [C] uk   /ˈtəʊ.təm/ us    /ˈtoʊ.t̬əm/
an object that is respected by a group of people, especially for religious reasons: Television could be seen as a totem of modern society.
totemic
adjective uk   /təʊˈtem.ɪk/ us    /toʊ-/
Translations of “totem”
in Spanish tótem…
in French totem…
in German das Totem…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指出於宗教原因的)圖騰…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指出于宗教原因的)图腾…
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