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  • n. The Mesoamerican belief that (certain) humans can transform into animals.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as naqualism.

Etymologies

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nahual +‎ -ism. The first element is from Nahuatl nahualli ("sorcerer, spirit, animal form a person may take").

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