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oribi

[ awr-uh-bee, or ]

noun

, plural or·i·bis.
  1. a small tan-colored antelope, Ourebia ourebi , of south and east Africa, with spikelike horns.


oribi

/ ˈɒrɪbɪ /

noun

  1. a small African antelope, Ourebia ourebi, of grasslands and bush south of the Sahara, with fawn-coloured coat and, in the male, ridged spikelike horns


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Word History and Origins

Origin of oribi1

1785–95; < Afrikaans < Khoikhoi, perhaps to be identified with Nama !gore-b
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Word History and Origins

Origin of oribi1

C18: from Afrikaans, probably from Khoikhoi arab
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Example Sentences

Pale′-ale, a light-coloured pleasant bitter ale; Pale′buck, an antelope, the oribi.

The little oribi remembered his instructions and followed them out to the letter.

There was lots of game for our table, from the most delicious grouse to the oribi, whose meat is the tenderest I have ever eaten.

I didn't go over to see if the little oribi was still alive, for I was certain that it had been killed.

From where I stood looking at them hartebeest, kob, waterbuck, and oribi were also all in sight.

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