to it one may wound oneself |
with a knife or any other iron
tool. A reason for a sacrifice may
be the too frequent menstrua-
tion of a woman. The sacrifices
consist mainly of dogs, tortoises,
and snails, and oil must be used
in them; cf. ogũ 1 [ ˩ ˥ ] and Yor.
Ogũ [ ˩ / ]; v. ɛfae [ ˩ \ ].
oguã [ ˥ \ ] (1) a house at the
Ɛguae [ ˩ ˩ ] in which agwɛ [ ˩ ˩ ]
is held. (2) occurs in ɔɽuɛriɛ
n-oguã [ ˩ ˩ ˩ ˥ \ ] eunuch in attend-
ance in the royal harem; it seems
that these eunuchs are victims
of accidents during circumcision
“due to their having been be-
oguãɣo [ ˥ ˥ ˥ ] a timber tree, Khaya
ogue [ ˩ \ ] poverty (cannot be
used with the verb gbe [ ˥ ]); v.
oʋi [ ˩ ˥ ].
oguzuma [ ˩ ˥ ˥ ˩ ] a brown antelope.
ogwa [ ˥ ˥ ] fish-basket (trap).
ogwɛga [ ˩ \ ˩ ] (1) a tree, Detarium
senegalense, also called erh-
õgwɛga [ ˩ ˥ (4-1) ˩ ]; the seed is broken
in two parts and put on strings
(four halves on each string) as
an instrument for divining.
There is another tree bearing
the name ogwɛg-odĩ [ ˩ ˥ ˦ ˩ ], “the
deaf ogwɛga”, Klainedoxa gabo-
nensis; its fruit is used as a
substitute for the ogwɛga [ ˩ \ ˩ ]
proper, though it is not believed
to be as useful for the oracle.
Another substitute is the fruit
of the axwɛxwɛ [ ˥ ˩ ˥ ] tree. (2)
the method of divination (v. also
ominigbɔ̃ [ ˩ ˩ ˩ ˩ ]) in which the
seeds of the above-mentioned
tree are used. The instrument of
divination consists of four strings
each of which contains four