1860W. ShawStory of my Mission 452The Priest is expected to expose the bewitching matter, ubuti, and to declare who is the igqwire or wizard that has been exercising malevolent influence over the person or property of others.
1866W.C. HoldenPast & Future 308When all their arts are exhausted without success, they impute their failure to the amagqira, or sorcerers, by whose malicious influence the rain is prevented from falling.
1891T.R. BeattiePambaniso 42With him the word Igqwira not only meant wizard, sorcerer, or dealer in witchcraft, but it comprehended or applied to all those who boasted of efficiency in anything, or who were reputed to be adepts in any art, and who, when a trial of the skill was made, failed to maintain their reputation.
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