Definitions

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  • adjective Of or pertaining to the state of Dahomey (later, Benin).
  • noun A native or inhabitant of Dahomey.

Etymologies

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Dahomey +‎ -an

Examples

  • Greek and Hindu to some degree; Egyptian and Dahomeyan and a couple of American Indian myths more specifically; random bits of others I've picked up over the years.

    Interview with N.K. Jemisin (Interview by Mihir Wanchoo)

  • Away among the Dahomeyan tribes — where he has kept his habits but got another name, and seems to have crystallised from a class into an individual — the usual way in which a god develops — he has priests and priestesses, and they are holy terrors; but among the

    Travels in West Africa

  • King Gezo, a liberal ruler by Dahomeyan standards, made -60,000 a year from the slave trade, according to Royal Navy intelligence estimates, and also reorganised the army of Amazons, which had previously been composed of female criminals, unfaithful wives, etc.

    Flash For Freedom

  • King Gezo, a liberal ruler by Dahomeyan standards, made -60,000 a year from the slave trade, according to Royal Navy intelligence estimates, and also reorganised the army of Amazons, which had previously been composed of female criminals, unfaithful wives, etc.

    Flash For Freedom

  • Slices of pandemonium will be thrown in by the orchestras for the one price of admission, and if the visitor objects to taking his pandemonium on the installment plan, he may get it in job lots down at the Dahomeyan village.

    The Adventures of Uncle Jeremiah and Family at the Great Fair Their Observations and Triumphs

  • The residence of the vicar Apostolic is at the coast town of Whydah, formerly the native capital and a notorious centre of Dahomeyan

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery

  • Away among the Dahomeyan tribes -- where he has kept his habits but got another name, and seems to have crystallised from a class into an individual -- the usual way in which a god develops -- he has priests and priestesses, and they are holy terrors; but among the Tschwi, Sasabonsum is mainly dealt with by witches, and people desirous of possessing the power of becoming witches.

    Travels in West Africa

  • Well, the enthusiasm increased in measure as the contents of the demijohn disappeared, and towards evening the courtyard within the fort was invaded, to a great beating of tomtoms and clucking of women's tongues, by a huge crowd of Dahomeyan negroes, preceded by a sort of corps de ballet of young negresses, wriggling themselves about in every conceivable manner.

    Memoirs (Vieux Souvenirs) of the Prince de Joinville

  • a Dahomeyan holiday, -- and set up in a country gentleman's kitchen in

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 105, July 1866

  • "These are the cream of the Dahomeyan army -- the picked bodyguard of the king.

    Flash For Freedom

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