Origin of obeah
Examples from the Web for obeah
And with a formless roar of killing-rage, Stern swung on the obeah, with the rifle.
But already, with a chattering howl, the obeah was running forward.
Up he brought the automatic, till the bead lay fair upon the naked, muscular breast of the obeah.
It blights the lives of children, and it is one of the worst of fates to be “overlooked” by an Obeah man possessing it.Myths & Legends of our New Possessions & Protectorate|Charles M. Skinner
Stern saw a little round bluish hole take shape in the obeah's ear, and red drops start.
British Dictionary definitions for obeah
Word Origin and History for obeah
"sorcery, witchcraft" among blacks in Africa and the W.Indies, 1760, from a West African word, e.g. Efik (southern Nigeria) ubio "a thing or mixture left as a charm to cause sickness or death," Twi ebayifo "witch, wizard, sorcerer."