Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A religion based on African traditions with elements derived from Christianity, practiced chiefly in Brazil.

Etymologies

Portuguese Candomblé, ritual drum music, of Bantu origin (perhaps imitative of the sound of drums).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • The Afto-Brazilian religion 'Candomble' for instance shows many common aspects of the Jamaican 'Kumina'.

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  • The Candomble deity Orungan ravished his mother, Yemanja, who then gave birth to a dozen children as well as the sun and the moon.

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  • Candomble, an African-Brazilian religion, venerates Oxala, the “ambisexual” god of purity and wisdom.

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  • Miguel Bustillo/The Wall Street Journal Sales of a lavender perfume at Bompreco spike 2,000% on a certain day because it is used in a rite of Candomble, the Afro-Brazilian religion.

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  • Public prosecutor Almiro Sena, however, has accused Abib of "making false and prejudiced statements about the spiritualist religion as well as religions from Africa, like Umbanda and Candomble, as well as a flagrant incitement to destruction and disrespect for their objects of worship."....

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  • Many traditionally oral peoples have a priestly langauge that may be either a more archaic version of their own or a completely foreign language, such as Yoruban for Candomble, Ekoi-Efik for the Cuban Abakwa society, or Keresan for some of the medicine societies at Zuni.

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  • Representatives of the Umbanda and Candomble spiritist groups brought criminal charges more than two years ago against Andrade and Aldo dos Santos of the Anglican Church.

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  • "It's also widely recognized throughout South America, where there are a variety of sects like Umbanda, Quimbanda, and Candomble."

    Mission Of Honor

  • Surely there had to be another way besides murder for the Candomble to ensure security redundancy?

    Codgerspace

  • Hands on knees, she bent over, sucking wind, having momentarily (but only momentarily) managed to forget the five unnecessary deaths she was going to be a party She had been educated by the Candomble, trained by the Candomble, lived for the Candomble; but at that particular moment in time she would have been forced to admit that she neither understood nor condoned the Candomble's intentions.

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