(i.e. have many children). Only |
after this installation of the
Ɔɽ̃ɔ̃mila kernels is the teaching
started which takes more than
a year, and at the end of which
the pupil becomes an ɔb-
ɔɽ̃ɔ̃mila. Some of these doctors
are farmers, some traders. They
also concern themselves with
cures, and they also learn about
medicines. The oracle plays a
part in their cures by naming
the leaves to be used in special
cases (by quoting previous in-
stances). The money given to
the ɔb-ɔɽ̃ɔ̃mila does not enable
him to live on his practice as is
the case with ɔb-ewawa. Ordeal
doctors are not priests.
Ɔbo 2 [ ˩ ˥ ] name of a sib; their
headman is the ogi-ugo [ ˩ ˥ ˩ ˩ ],
and their greeting la‿ɔbo [ ˥ ˥ ˦ ].
They are said to he the best
doctors among the Binis; their
centre is Ugo N-iyek-orhiɔʋ̃ɔ
[ ˩ ˩ ˥ ˦ ˦ ˩ ˩ ] which is one of the
centres of the Osũ [ ˩ ˥ ] cult as
well. Not every “doctor” be-
longs to this sib; v. ɛgbɛe [ ˩ \ ].
ɔbowa [ ˩ ˩ ˩ ] house-builder; cf.
bɔ [ ˥ ], owa [ ˩ ˥ ].
ɔbɔdidi [ ˩ ˩ ˥ ˥ ] (also ɔbɔtidi) bad luck;
the term involves the idea that
some “palaver” is the result of
the bad luck or accident; idiom.:
ɔgb-obɔ y-ɔbɔdidi [ ˩ ˥ ˦ ˩ ˩ ˥ ˥ ] “he
knocked his hand into bad
luck”: he had an unlucky hand
(said e.g. when something has
slipped out of somebody’s hand
and broken); v. ɔkpɛtu [ ˩ ˩ ˥ ].
ɔbuohiɛ̃ [ ˩ ˩ ˩ ] (no pl.) “decider”:
judge; cf. bu [ / ], ohiɛ̃ [ ˩ ˥ ]; v.
bu [ / ].
ɔdado [ ˩ ˩ ˥ ] (a rather idiomatic
word): a trader who trades on