ɛkokodu [ ˥ ˥ \ ˩ ] (the heart) during
    one’s lifetime. When a man dies,
    orhiɔ̃ [ ˩ ˥ ] flies away and attaches
    itself to the wall like a flying
    animal, thus it listens to all that
    is said about the deceased and
    to the prayers given for his next
    life (e.g. when he has been
    poisoned, that it may not be
    repeated)+, and looks at the
    sacrifices offered, the dances
    round the ukpafɛ̃ [ ˩ ˥ ˩ ] of the
    room in which the deceased is
    lying, and the oaths sworn by
    his wives. Only when the body
    is taken to be buried, does the
    orhiɔ̃ leave the house. It goes to
    ɛɽ̃iʋ̃i [ ˩ ˥ ˩ ] and, together with the
    man’s ɛhi [ ˩ ˩ ] whom it meets
    there, it goes to Osa [ ˩ ˩ ] to
    “render account”. (These be-
    liefs are said to be no longer
    strong nowadays.) When a man
    is ill, witches may come and
    steal his orhiɔ̃ [ ˩ ˥ ]. They then
    transform it at their meeting
    into an animal which they kill
    and eat. The man whose orhiɔ̃
    [ ˩ ˥ ] has been stolen and killed
    in this way must die. He lies on
    his bed and is delirious ( “talking
    at random”), the white of his
    eye appears, etc. A man in this
    condition can, however, tell the
    name of the witch when a certain
    strong charm is applied. But
    the orhiɔ̃ [ ˩ ˥ ] of such a man is
    still supposed to go to ɛɽ̃iʋ̃i
    [ ˩ ˥ ˩ ], so that the stolen “object”
    apparently is nothing but the
    victim’s strength to live; orhiɔ̃-
    ɽ̃ɛ̃ rie [ ˩ / ˩ / ] “his strength to
    live is going away”: he is about
    to die (o. fo [ \ ] “is finished” is
    also said). (2) zest, power to do
    something; orhiɔ̃ ni‿ɛ̃ [ ˩ ˥ ˦ / ]