Definition of Orisha

1. Noun. A divine entity that possesses the supernatural capability of reflecting some of the manifestations of Olódùmarè ¹



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Definition of Orisha

1. a Yoruba deity [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Orisha

origins
orillion
orillions
orillon
orillons
orinasal
orinasal phone
orinasals
oriol
oriole
orioles
oriols
orion
orisa
orisas
orisha (current term)
orishas
oriskany
orismological
orismologies
orismology
orison
orisons
orixa
orixas
orizaba jalap root
ork
ork pop
orkish
orl

Literary usage of Orisha

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1. The Yoruba-speaking Peoples of the Slave Coast of West Africa: Their by Alfred Burdon Ellis (1894)
"Having collected the whole sixteen, orisha-bi tied them up in a piece of ... orisha-bi, I hold you in grateful remembrance." For the consultation of Ifa a ..."

2. The Foreign Missionary (1855)
"B.'s wife brought her orisha, called Buku : it consisted of a red dyed cloth covering and head-tie, necklets, armlets, and anklets of white cowries strung ..."

3. The African Repository by American Colonization Society (1857)
"That is he must make such a sacrifice, of chicken, sheep and goats, to Ifa or some orisha, and then he would not die, if not, death would be the result. ..."

4. Abeokuta and the Camaroons Mountains: An Exploration by Richard Francis Burton (1863)
"Obatala is derived from Oba ti nía, the King of Greatness, also called orisha KM, the great orisha. Others deduce the word from ' Oba ti ala,' King of ..."

5. Trinidad & Tobago by Don Philpott (2002)
"orisha stems from the religious beliefs of the Yoruba people, originally from south-west Nigeria, in which there is a complex hierarchy of Gods, ..."

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