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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Chinook Jargon potlatch (to give; gift), from Nootka p̕ačiƛ (to give in ceremony). Compare potluck.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

potlatch (plural potlatches)

  1. A ceremony amongst certain indigenous peoples of the Pacific northwest in which gifts are bestowed upon guests and personal property is destroyed in a show of wealth and generosity.
  2. A communal meal to which guests bring dishes to share; a potluck.
    Synonyms: fuddle, potluck

TranslationsEdit


Chinook JargonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Nootka p̕ačiƛ (to give in ceremony).

NounEdit

potlatch

  1. gift
  2. giving
  3. gift-feast, potlatch

VerbEdit

potlatch

  1. to give, receive

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Chinook Jargon potlatch (gift), from Nootka p̕ačiƛ (to give in ceremony).

NounEdit

potlatch m (plural potlatchs)

  1. potlatch

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