A Dictionary of the Asante and Fante Language Called Tshi (Chwee, Tw̌i): With a Grammatical Introduction and Appendices on the Geography of the Gold Coast and Other Subjects

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Evangelical Missionary Society, 1881 - Fanti language - 671 pages
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Page xv - Language with especial reference to the Akwapim Dialect, together with a Collection of Proverbs of the Natives, by HN liiis, Basel 1854.
Page 462 - Homething worn as a remedy or preservative against evils or mischief, such as diseases and witchcraft. Amulets, in days of ignorance, were eoijimon, AM-UR-CO&I-TY, a.
Page 407 - Asamanfo (departed spirits), als „those who fell in battles" (or by any accident), common spirits, lingering spirits (in Ashantie), werden die letzteren „not admitted in the world of spirits, where the others are, but hover about behind the dwellings, with the common spirits, they walk about, rubbed with white clay and in white garments, they are not afraid, whilst the common spirits flee, when they see a man and do not wish even to be seen
Page 414 - The science which treats of the world and its inhabitants, a description of the earth, including its physical structure and characteristics, natural products^ political divisions and the people by whom it is inhabited...
Page 413 - an imaginary monstrous being, conceived as having a huge body of human shape, but of a red colour and with very long hair, living in the deepest recess of the forest, where an immense silk-cotton tree is his abode; inimical to man, especially to the priests, but the friend and chief of the sorcerers and witches.
Page 407 - In the spirits' grove the departed spirits do not stay always ; only on certain days they assemble there for eating, drinking, and playing.
Page 242 - The komfo (1.) pretends to be the interpreter and mouth-piece either of the guardian spirit of a nation, town or family, or of a soothsaying spirit resorted to in sickness or other calamities.
Page 42 - Tutelar or guardian spirit of a town or family ; imaginary spirits, subordinate to God, worshipped or consulted by the natives, generally called fetishes by the Europeans, though the term fetish would better be restricted to asuman, charm, or, to avoid confusion, not be used at all".
Page 319 - Enumeration of ancestors and their children in the natural order of succession," fail to grasp its higher significance.
Page 171 - a dry wind from the interior of Africa which blows in December, January, and February toward the Atlantic Ocean and which is accompanied by a dusty haze

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