gris-gris
also grigri noun (plural gris-gris; also grigri) Etymology: French Date: 1698 an amulet or incantation used chiefly by people of black African ancestry

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  • gris-gris — grigri [ grigri ] n. m. VAR. gris gris • grigri 1643; autre sens 1557; o. i. 1 ♦ Amulette (Afrique, Antilles). 2 ♦ Petit objet magique, porte bonheur (ou malheur). Des grigris, des gris gris. gri gri, grigri ou gris gris …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • gris-gris — ☆ gris gris [grē′grē΄ ] n. pl. gris gris [Louisiana Fr, of Afr orig.: ult. < ? Ar ḥirz al siḥr, lit., amulet (of) the witchcraft] an amulet, charm, or spell of African origin …   English World dictionary

  • Gris gris — Gris gris, ein mit Koranstellen beschriebenes Amulet, s.d …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Gris-Gris — Infobox Album | Name = Gris Gris Type = Album Artist = Dr. John Released = January 22, 1968 Recorded = Genre = Rock Length = 33:12 Label = Collectors Choice Music Producer = Harold Battiste Reviews = * Allmusic Rating|5|5… …   Wikipedia

  • gris-gris — /gree gree/, n., pl. gris gris / greez/. grigri. * * * …   Universalium

  • gris-gris — [[t]ˈgriˌgri[/t]] n. pl. gris [[t] griz[/t]] cvb myt grigri …   From formal English to slang

  • gris-gris — noun A charm, amulet or talisman, of African origin …   Wiktionary

  • gris-gris — (gri gri) s. m. 1°   Amulette, idole des nègres. 2°   Morceau de papier sur lequel on écrit des versets du Coran, et que les Maures portent comme un préservatif universel …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • gris-gris —    (GREE gree) [West African French?] An African charm, fetish, or talisman …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • gris-gris — [ gri:gri:] noun (plural same) 1》 an African or Caribbean charm or amulet. 2》 the use of such charms, especially in voodoo. Origin C17: from Fr. grisgris, of W. Afr. origin …   English new terms dictionary

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