ingcubhe, noun

Forms:
incubhe, incubiShow more Also incubhe, incubi, ingcube, ncuba, ngcube, and with initial capital.
Origin:
Xhosa
Among the Bhaca people: a festival celebrating the first harvest of a new season. Cf. Umkhosi. Also attributive.
1907 W.C. Scully By Veldt & Kopje 298At the annual ‘incubi’, or ‘feast of the first-fruits’, which is held by the Bacas —..the chief rushes out of his hut after being doctored, and flings an assegai towards the rising sun.
1913 W.C. Scully Further Reminisc. 269The Baca tribe carried on the ritual of its ancient tribal customs long after such had fallen into disuse among other Natives. Most notable among these may be mentioned the ‘incubi’, or Feast of the First Fruits.
1954 W.D. Hammond-Tooke in A.M. Duggan-Cronin Bantu Tribes III. v. 35Even today among the Baca..the annual first-fruit festivals (ingcube) are held to bless the new crops and strengthen the tribe against its enemies.
1962 W.D. Hammond-Tooke Bhaca Soc. 175The possession of the incubhe medicines contributes greatly to the power and prestige of the Bhaca chief.
1967 S.M.A. Lowe Hungry Veld 143The Ntombis of the village are giving a Ncuba (harvest feast party).
a festival celebrating the first harvest of a new season.
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