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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 Vietnamese vật tổ…
in Spanish tótem…
in Thai รูปสลักบนเสา…
in Malaysian totem…
in French totem…
in German das Totem…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指出於宗教原因的)圖騰…
in Indonesian totem…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指出于宗教原因的)图腾…
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