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Sabye

[cf. Gul. Saba female name, Wolof Saba personal name 'an honest person' (Turner 1949: 152)] n. a woman's name: 1918 This was a woman name Sabye*. . was a witch (*Saibo is one of the Portuguese Negro terms for 'obeah man') (Parsons 96). (Andros, San Sal.)

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Last update: 2010-10-27 18:41
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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