ersatz_read (ersatz_read) wrote in 1word1day,

Monday word: orenda

orenda  /ˈɔːrɛndə/, noun
Spiritual energy

Wikipedia.defines it as "spiritual power inherent in people and their environment".

This site calls orenda "a mystical force present in all people that empowers them to affect the world, or to effect change in their own lives".

If you try to google 'orenda iroquois', you will get pictures of a Canadian turbojet engine (below pic is from Wikipedia).

Etymology: Iroquois

Tags: iroquoian, noun, o, wordsmith: ersatz_read

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