What is another word for tepee?

Pronunciation: [tˈiːpiː] (IPA)

A tepee is a traditional dwelling structure used by several Native American tribes. It is also known as a tipi. There are different regional styles of tepees, such as the conical shape of the Great Plains style and the more angular structure of the Plateau style. Other synonyms for tepee include wigwam, wickiup, and lodge. Wigwams were commonly used by Algonquian-speaking tribes in the Eastern Woodlands region, while wickiups were utilized in the southwestern United States. A lodge is a broader term that refers to any type of communal dwelling. Despite varying styles and names, tepees continue to be used for ceremonial purposes and as a symbol of Native American culture.

What are the hypernyms for Tepee?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Tepee

The sun had been rather unkind since we left Jasper, but now as we scrambled out of the tepee, we looked up into a cloudless sky.
"Among the Canadian Alps"
Lawrence J. Burpee
As if his thought had reached out among the shadows of the wood where stood the death tepee and touched its object, Edmonton Ridgar appeared among the lodges.
"The Maid of the Whispering Hills"
Vingie E. Roe
The Indians were a day and night ahead, hurrying by dawn and dusk to the north, that the body of the dead chief, cured like a mummy by the smoke curling from the big tepee at every stop, might have burial, the earth-bound spirit begin its journey to the shadowy hunting-grounds.
"The Maid of the Whispering Hills"
Vingie E. Roe

Famous quotes with Tepee

  • When I got back to my father and mother and was sitting up there in our tepee, my face was still all puffed and my legs and arms were badly swollen; but I felt good all over and wanted to get right up and run around.
    Black Elk

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