Powhatan



[pou-uh-tan, -hat-n] /ˈpaʊ əˌtæn, -ˌhæt n/

noun, plural Powhatans (especially collectively) Powhatan for 1.
1.
a member of any of the Indian tribes belonging to the Powhatan Confederacy.
2.
the Eastern Algonquian language spoken by the Powhatan people.
3.
c1550–1618, North American Indian chief in Virginia, father of Pocahontas and founder of the Powhatan Confederacy.
/ˌpaʊhəˈtæn; paʊˈhætən/
noun
1.
American Indian name Wahunsonacock. died 1618, American Indian chief of a confederacy of tribes; father of Pocahontas

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Powhatan-confederacy

    noun 1. a network of Algonquian-speaking Indian settlements in Virginia that was ruled by Powhatan.

  • Powhiri

    /ˌpəʊˈfiːrɪ/ noun 1. (NZ) a Māori ceremony of welcome, esp to a marae



  • Powwow

    [pou-wou] /ˈpaʊˌwaʊ/ noun 1. (among North American Indians) a ceremony, especially one accompanied by magic, feasting, and dancing, performed for the cure of disease, success in a hunt, etc. 2. a council or conference of or with Indians. 3. (among North American Indians) a priest or shaman. 4. Informal. any conference or meeting. verb (used […]

  • Powys

    [poh-is] /ˈpoʊ ɪs/ noun 1. John Cowper, 1872–1963, English author. 2. his brother, Llewelyn, 1884–1939, English author. 3. his brother, Theodore Francis, 1875–1953, English author. 4. a county in E Wales. 1960 sq. mi. (5077 sq. km). /ˈpaʊɪs/ noun 1. a county in E Wales, formed in 1974 from most of Breconshire, Montgomeryshire, and Radnorshire. […]



Disclaimer: Powhatan definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.