Definitions

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  • n. Magic, sorcery.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In India, magic; conjurers' tricks; an exhibition of apparently supernatural performances.

Etymologies

From Hindustani जादू (jādū) / جادو (jādū), from Persian جادو (jâdu). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • After an incantation and jadoo-music, he caught hold of the handle and raised the bowl and the rice slowly into space.

    Indian Conjuring

  • Then, to encourage him further, I said that, if there was any _jadoo_ afoot, I had not the least objection to giving it my countenance and sanction, and to seeing that it was clean _jadoo_ -- white magic, as distinguished from the unclean _jadoo_ which kills folk.

    Indian Tales

  • Suddhoo that I also understood a little _jadoo_ in the Western line, and would go to his house to see that everything was done decently and in order.

    Indian Tales

  • We set off together; and on the way Suddhoo told me that he had paid the seal-cutter between one hundred and two hundred rupees already; and the _jadoo_ of that night would cost two hundred more.

    Indian Tales

  • Further, that he had told Suddhoo how a great danger was threatening his son, which could be removed by clean _jadoo_; and, of course, heavy payment.

    Indian Tales

  • She whispered that the _jadoo_ was an invention to get money out of Suddhoo, and that the seal-cutter would go to a hot place when he died.

    Indian Tales

  • I explained as much as I knew of the seal-cutter's way of _jadoo_; but her argument was much more simple -- "The magic that is always demanding gifts is no true magic," said she.

    Indian Tales

  • A fool's _jadoo_ has been going on for ten days, and has cost Suddhoo many rupees each night.

    Indian Tales

  • Suddhoo shook all over, and while we groped our way upstairs told me that the _jadoo_ had begun, Janoo and

    Indian Tales

  • I began to see how the land lay, and told Suddhoo that I also understood a little jadoo in the Western line, and would go to his house to see that everything was done decently and in order.

    Plain Tales from the Hills

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