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ID #1760

burn bad-lamp

(Mayag.); burn candle (Black) [cf. DJE bad candle idem; cf. Reunion Cr. Fr. "Le sorcier 'fait brûller des bougies' bril buzi] " (Chaudenson 1974:146); a traditional Yoruba custom (Oyedeji p.c.)] v.phr. (in obeah) to cause a person misfortune by burning a special lamp or candle; as the oil or candle diminishes, so—supposedly—does the victim's well-being.

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Last update: 2010-09-16 01:02
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.2

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