Definitions

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  • n. An aboriginal evil spirit; a sorcerer.
  • n. An expedition taken to heal or avenge someone afflicted by evil sorcery.
  • n. A man chosen to go on such an expedition.
  • n. The boots worn by someone on such a mission, typically made from emu feathers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Among the tribes of central Australia, a man chosen to avenge the death of one who has died, every death being supposed to be due to the magic influence of some enemy.
  • n. A kind of shoe, made of emu-feathers matted together with human blood, worn by the kurdaitcha when on his errand. See def. 1.

Etymologies

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From Arrernte gadaidja.

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