"Shaman"

marina orelskaya m_orelskaya at YAHOO.COM
Tue Apr 2 11:49:53 EST 2002


We use the same word in Russian. I always assumed, it
is coming from a local dialect. Unfortunately, I do
not have any Russian or Slavic dictionary around to
check it up. Perhaps, someone could do it?
     Regards.
    Marina Orelskaya


--- Valerie J Roebuck <vjroebuck at MACUNLIMITED.NET>
wrote:
> According to the OED, it was first recorded in
> English in 1698.  It now
> occurs in books and newspapers without italics or
> explanations, so I would
> think it is.
>
> Valerie J Roebuck
> Manchester, UK
>
> >Is "shaman" a really English word?
> >
> >Regards,
> >Marina Orelskaya
> >
> >
> >--- Valerie J Roebuck <vjroebuck at MACUNLIMITED.NET>
> >wrote:
> >> What is the current thinking on the relationship
> (if
> >> any) between English
> >> "shaman" and Sanskrit "zramaNa"?


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