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

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helomeyek' I dance

rurowok' I sing, I boil over, I sing

meli' there is a brush dance

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

telogehl "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

niigem flint, obsidian

nrrmry sing songs, brush dance song

chrhkwek' I am jumping center (in the brush dance)

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

melok' I attend a brush dance

nrrmrypeyok' I'm singing (in the brush dance)

pyeweg perform the white deerskin dance, white deerskin dance

remoh take part in doctor dance, kick dance, doctor dance, kick dance

syoolah dance in the brush dance (of a girl)

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

kry braids, hair wraps, hair tie, two braids

chii'sh woodpecker crest, woodpecker scalp

loogin 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

meloo brush dance

mrwrch the dance is ending, the end of a dance

mrwr'y the final dance at the brush dance is danced

munchehl ceremonial dress, dance dress

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

nohpewihl sing solo at the brush dance, brush dance song, heavy song

nrrmryek' I sing songs

plegokw headband of woodpecker scalps, headroll

ponchech gray deer, white deerskin

pyuuweg perform the deerskin dance, deerskin dance

srp headband, girl's halo in Jump Dance


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

hegel dance

hlkr'rmry war dance

hlkr'rmryek' I sing a war dance song

kehlpeyok' I sing through a dream (of a doctor), I lose control of myself at the doctor dance

keychelew speak the medicine formula on the ninth day of a girl's first menstruation

kreychoh hair ties

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

mewolep' deerskin dance officiant

no'oma'r title of girl helper at the Fish Dam ceremony

purchihl brush dance cap

pyurowok' I perform the sacred rites at a dance, I purify myself

rechkok' I dance in a particular direction

regey ceremonial headdress

remohpoh doctor dance song, doctor song

rurowech dance in a particular direction, move across the sky (of stars)

srpryr' headband, girl's halo in Jump Dance

taahl ceremonial singer

trrlul bone put through nose of corpse, knife with short hilt

wohlur girl dancer at the Fish Dam ceremony

wonik 'we-legoo jump dance

'o krgry feather camp, dress camp (in Jump Dance)

Dictionary entry

'e'gu'rn 1 a carrying case of ordinary folded deerskin 2 basket used in jump dance • medicine basket

Lexicon record # 4280 | Source references: YM458 R269 JE15 JE77 JE175 YSRO477 MPY198
Semantic domains: baskets and basket making; ceremonies and dances

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Short recording (1) | Sentence example (1)

  1. 'e'gu'r "medicine basket" (spoken by Aileen Figueroa)

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