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Definition of "orenda" [orenda]

  • A mystical power thought to pervade all things. (noun)

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Use "orenda" in a sentence
  • "The Indians wanted very much to observe Champlain himself and judge the strength of his vital spirit, which the Huron called orenda."
  • "In a land dominated by disparate native tribes, some wanting trade, others wanting scalps, having good orenda is a must."
  • "One ethnohistorian has written of the Indian belief that “orenda can reside in an object, and clearly guns had power.”"