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obeah

noun, obe·ah often capitalized \ˈō-bē-ə\

Definition of OBEAH

:  a system of belief among blacks chiefly of the British West Indies and the Guianas that is characterized by the use of magic ritual to ward off misfortune or to cause harm

Variants of OBEAH

obe·ah also obi \ˈō-bē\

Origin of OBEAH

of African origin; akin to Ibo díbìà folk healer
First Known Use: circa 1711

Rhymes with OBEAH

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July 02, 2015
apprehension Hear it
comprehension or the fear of future evil
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