1918H. MooreLand of Good Hope 109Some of the same intelezi is put into waters, and stirred with a stick.
1925D. KiddEssential Kafir 14The chiefs..give their warriors special medicines, called Intelezi, with which to wash their bodies.
1966A.T. BryantZulu Medicine 18He (sc. the ‘medicine man’) would stand aghast..if you were bold enough to ridicule his ability to confound the knavery of the umThakathi by plentifully sprinkling inTelezi-medicine about the kraal.
1989Greater Dict. of XhosaIII. 255Gasteria spp.: traditionally warriors were treated with an infusion of intelezi to render them invulnerable; chiefs are washed with it to give them charisma; employees use it to ensure acceptance by their employers; [etc.].
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