totemic(redirected from totemicly)
a. An animal, plant, or natural object serving among certain tribal or traditional peoples as the emblem of a clan or family and sometimes revered as its founder, ancestor, or guardian.
b. A representation of such an object.
c. A social group having a common affiliation to such an object.
2. A venerated emblem or symbol: "grew up with the totems and taboos typical of an Irish Catholic kid in Boston" (Connie Paige).
[Ojibwa nindoodem, my totem.]
to·tem′ic (-tĕm′ĭk) adj.
|Adj.||1.||totemic - relating to totemism; "totemic object"|