/ (ˈmɑːkʊːtuː) /
witchcraft or magic
to cast a spell on (a person)
Word Origin for makutu
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Examples from the Web for makutu
Many a case of death from makutu came under Bent's observation during his life among the Maoris.
Some of these were makutu spells by which the wizard could slay an enemy, by witchcraft and the power of the evil eye.