Word of the Week (WOW) 13th September, 2015

Word of the Week is a weekly meme created by Heena Rathore P. It’s a fun way to learn new words every week.

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To participate just make a post with your word and leave the link as a comment to Heena’s WOW post.

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Orenda /noun/ or-en-da

extraordinary invisible power believed by the Iroquois Indians to pervade in varying degrees all animate and inanimate natural objects as a transmissible spiritual energy capable of being exerted according to the will of its possessor 

Origin

early 20th century: coined in English as the supposed Huron form of a Mohawk word.

Examples

1. a successful hunter’s orenda overcomes that of his quarry

2. This orenda is your power to do things, your force, sometimes almost your personality.

For more new words check out Heena’s page
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