zemi

1 of 2

noun (1)

ze·​mi
zəˈmē,
sə-
plural zemi or zemis
1
: a spirit of supernatural being of the aboriginal Tainos of the West Indies
2
: an object believed to be the dwelling of a spirit and to possess magic potency
especially : fetish, idol

Zemi

2 of 2

noun (2)

Ze·​mi
ˈzāmē
plural Zemi or Zemis
1
: a Naga people found chiefly in the Barail area of the Assam-Burma frontier region
2
: a member of the Zemi people

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

Spanish zemi, from Taino cemi, zemi, zeme

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“Zemi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zemi. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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