uxuɛʋ̃ɛ [ ˩ \ ˩ ] same as axuɛ [ ˩ ˥ ]: |
bathing, having a bath; cf.
xuɛ [ / ].
uxurhɛ [ ˩ ˩ ˩ ] a carved stick, a few
feet long, forming part of the
ancestral shrines (Erha [ ˥ ˥ ] and
Iye [ ˥ ˥ ]) and the shrines of the
ihɛ̃ [ ˩ \ ] (e.g. Ɔxwahɛ [ ˩ / ˩ ], Ɔvia
[ ˩ ˥ ] and others). During prayers
they are knocked on the ground
in order to confirm the words.
uxurh-ɔhɔ [ ˩ ˥ ˩ ˥ ] a kind of tree;
its branches form the most
essentiaI part of an ancestral
shrine (and of others, v. below),
because these branches are be-
lieved to ensure communication
with the spirits of the dead
(“to speak to them and to hear
them”). The branches of uxurh-
ɔhɔ have joints and fall off when
old; its leaves resemble those
of the gum tree; uxurh-ɔhɔ (i.e.
the branch) is found on the
shrines of the ihɛ̃ who were once
human beings, i.e. not on that
of Olokũ [ ˥ ˥ ˦ ] (and some others).
It is likewise found under some
inyatɔ̃ [ ˩ ˩ ˩ ], i.e. the trees where
otɔe [ ˩ ˩ ], the ground, is worship-
uxuuxu [ ˥ ˥ ˥ ] various.
uxuʋ̃u [ ˥ ˩ ˩ ] (the) top side; above;
cf. odɛ [ ˩ ˥ ], avã [ ˩ ˥ ].
uxuʋ̃u [ ˩ ˥ ˩ ] time when the yam-
creepers are still growing up
along the poles and when there
is no food left (in every year
about March); then the women
go to the abandoned farms (ogo
[ ˩ ˩ ]) in search of is-õgo [ ˩ \ ˩ ];
famine; uxuʋ̃u fi [ ˩ ˥ ˩ ˥ ] famine is
uxuʋ̃u [ ˩ ˩ ˩ ] (1) medicine for heal-
ing. (2) charm eaten or used for
washing, with the object of en-