Definitions starting with M

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macasee

/mákasiy/ [etym. uncertain, but cf. Djuka máaka portent (Alleyne 39) and LA Fr. macandal African witchcraft (Germain 1976: 294), possibly influenced by Make I see mékasiy/ let me see; cf. also DJE macaginal clever, tricky] n. magic: 1918 Show you macasee (Parsons 141). 1976 (Glinton 26). (Cat)

Tags: noun, Obeah

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Last update: 2010-11-11 02:20
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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