Definition of Grigris
1. grigri [n] - See also: grigri
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Literary usage of Grigris
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Sketches of the animal and vegetable productions of America by Mary Roberts (1839)
"... and purple heart, the lau- riere, caca, and grigris, majestic trees, whose straight and branchless stems, after rising to the height of sixty or seventy ..."
2. The Baptist Missionary Magazine by Executive Committee, Baptist General Convention, American Baptist Missionary Union, Board of Managers (1840)
"Spoke from these words, " Thou shall have no other gods before me." Took occasion to speak against their trusting in grigris instead of looking to God. ..."
3. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1829)
"In most parts of Africa, the priests, or marabouts, carry on a considerable traffic in vending charms, which are called grigris, and which are made after ..."
4. The Medico-chirurgical Review, and Journal of Practical Medicine (1844)
"There was a great trade carried on in African amulets, called grigris, which amongst other desirable ... No wonder that the trade in grigris has fallen off. ..."
5. On Superstitions Connected with the History and Practice of Medicine and Surgery by Thomas Joseph Pettigrew (1844)
"The amulets or charms called grigris by the African priests are of a similar ... Other grigris have been found to contain other parts of the Koran. ..."