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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Totem \To"tem\, n. [Massachusetts Indian wutohtimoin that to
     which a person or place belongs.]
     1. A rude picture, as of a bird, beast, or the like, used by
        the North American Indians as a symbolic designation, as
        of a family or a clan; also, the object or animal itself,
        considered as an symbol of the family.
        [1913 Webster]
              And they painted on the grave posts
              Of the graves, yet unforgotten,
              Each his own ancestral totem
              Each the symbol of his household;
              Figures of the bear and reindeer,
              Of the turtle, crane, and beaver.     --Longfellow.
        [1913 Webster]
              The totem, the clan deity, the beast or bird who in
              some supernatural way attends to the clan and
              watches over it.                      --Bagehot.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Anything which serves as a venerated or mystic symbol or

Din dicționarul WordNet (r) 2.0 :

       n 1: a clan identified by their kinship to a common totemic
       2: emblem consisting of an object such as an animal or plant;
          serves as the symbol of a family or clan (especially among
          American Indians)

Din dicționarul Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  100 Moby Thesaurus words for "totem":
     allegory, ancestral spirits, angel, animal kingdom, ashram,
     attendant godling, blood, body, breed, brood, caste, charactery,
     cipher, clan, class, colony, commonwealth, commune, community,
     control, conventional symbol, daemon, deme, demon, economic class,
     emblem, endogamous group, extended family, fairy godmother,
     familiar, familiar spirit, family, folk, genius, genius domus,
     genius loci, gens, good angel, good genius, guardian,
     guardian angel, guardian spirit, guide, house, household gods,
     iconology, ideogram, invisible helper, kind, kinship group,
     lares and penates, lares compitales, lares familiaris,
     lares permarini, lares praestites, lares viales, line, lineage,
     logogram, logotype, love knot, manes, matriclan, ministering angel,
     moiety, nation, nuclear family, numen, order, patriclan, penates,
     people, phratria, phratry, phyle, pictogram, plant kingdom, race,
     sept, settlement, social class, society, special providence,
     species, stem, stirps, stock, strain, subcaste, symbol,
     symbolic system, symbolism, symbolization, symbology, token,
     totem pole, tribe, tutelar god, tutelary, type  

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