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ubuti, noun

Forms:
booti, ubootieShow more Also booti, ubootie, ubute.
Origin:
XhosaShow more Xhosa ubuthi bewitching charm.
In traditional Nguni (and especially Xhosa) society: any charm or bewitching matter believed to exert an evil influence.
1828 W. Shaw Diary. Mar.She entered the cattle kraal, and dug with her spear in a small hole; but said the Ubootie (bewitching matter) is not here, it has been removed.
1956 [see umhlahlo].
any charm or bewitching matter believed to exert an evil influence.

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