Yurok dictionary

Your search: semantic domain ceremonies and dances

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Broader semantic domain: activities

Related semantic domain(s): food, drink, and cooking, games, greetings and polite expressions, hunting and fishing

Writing system: default | hyphens | linguistic

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he-lo-mey-yek' I dance

rue-ro-wok' I sing, I boil over, I sing

me-lee' there is a brush dance

ka-'a'n deerhide blanket with hair on it, blanket, deerskin wrap (in the Jump Dance)

te-lo-gehl "small animate objects which in the body of an ordinary person cause disease but in the body of [a doctor] give her clairvoyance and the faculty of curing", pain, disease, illness

neee-gem flint, obsidian

nerr-mery sing songs, brush dance song

cherh-kwek' I am jumping center (in the brush dance)

re-go' feather, feather for display (as in headband), morning feathers (in brush dance), "simple upright down-head feathers" in the deerskin dance

me-lok' I attend a brush dance

nerr-mery-pey-yok' I'm singing (in the brush dance)

pye-weg perform the white deerskin dance, white deerskin dance

re-moh take part in doctor dance, kick dance, doctor dance, kick dance

syoo-lah dance in the brush dance (of a girl)

cherkw jump center (in the brush dance), bird's tail

kery braids, hair wraps, hair tie, two braids

cheee'sh woodpecker crest, woodpecker scalp

loo-geen fish weir, fish dam, the Fish Dam at Kepel

ma-'ak head rings, "a stuffed ring of deerskin with three or four of the scarlet [woodpecker] scalps sewn on", "head rings with woodpecker on them", head roll

me-loo brush dance

mer-werch the dance is ending, the end of a dance

mer-wer'y the final dance at the brush dance is danced

muen-chehl ceremonial dress, dance dress

noh-pet-'ekws dry-salmon maggot or beetle, black bug, weevil, stranger

noh-pe-weehl sing solo at the brush dance, brush dance song, heavy song

nerr-mer-yek' I sing songs

ple-gokw headband of woodpecker scalps, headroll

pon-chech gray deer, white deerskin

pyuue-weg perform the deerskin dance, deerskin dance

serp headband, girl's halo in Jump Dance

'e'-gue'r a carrying case of ordinary folded deerskin, basket used in jump dance, medicine basket

chek'-wehl prayer seat, "stone 'seats' on mountains ... They are semicircular walls of mortared stones, a yard or two across, three or four feet high", flat place in front of a cliff

he-gel dance

hlker-'er-mery war dance

hlker-'er-mer-yek' I sing a war dance song

kehl-pey-yok' I sing through a dream (of a doctor), I lose control of myself at the doctor dance

key-che-lew speak the medicine formula on the ninth day of a girl's first menstruation

krey-choh hair ties

le-po'm headband "worn by the woman formulist in the Brush Dance ... normally made of ordinary feathers", doctor's forehead band of condor ruff

me-wo-lep' deerskin dance officiant

no-'o-mey'r title of girl helper at the Fish Dam ceremony

puer-cheehl brush dance cap


rech-kok' I dance in a particular direction

re-gey ceremonial headdress

re-moh-poh doctor dance song, doctor song

rue-ro-wech dance in a particular direction, move across the sky (of stars)

ser-per-yer' headband, girl's halo in Jump Dance

taahl ceremonial singer

terr-luel bone put through nose of corpse, knife with short hilt

wo-hluer girl dancer at the Fish Dam ceremony

wo-neek 'we-le-goo jump dance

'o ker-gery feather camp, dress camp (in Jump Dance)

Dictionary entry

pyue-ro-wok'vi o-class • I perform the sacred rites at a dance, I purify myself

Lexicon record # 2775 | Source reference: FS(B212)
Semantic domain: ceremonies and dances
Derivation: morphological structure pyur-ow-o-

Other paradigm forms

  • 3sg pyue-ro'w FS(B212)

  • collective pyue-ro-woo'm FS(B212)

Short recordings (2)

  1. pyue-ro-wok' "I take part in a dance or ceremony" (spoken by Florence Shaughnessy)

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  2. pyue-ro'w "he is making the prayers (in the white deerskin dance)" (spoken by Florence Shaughnessy)

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