Anansi

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English[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Akan (and Kromanti) ananse (spider).

Proper noun[edit]

Anansi

  1. A trickster spider (though sometimes taking human form), one of the primary characters in West African and Caribbean folklore.

Translations[edit]

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /a.nɑ̃.si/, /a.nan.si/

Proper noun[edit]

Anansi m

  1. (mythology) Anansi (trickster spider in West African and Caribbean folklore)

Jamaican Creole[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Akan ananse (spider).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aˈnansi/
  • Hyphenation: A‧nan‧si

Proper noun[edit]

Anansi

  1. Anansi (trickster spider in West African and Caribbean folklore)
    • 1984, Laura Tanna, Jamaican Folk Tales and Oral Histories, →ISBN, page 99:
      Anansi gwan an gwan an gwan [ chops with arm ] til im bill off de whole pasture clean.”
      Anansi kept on going [ chops with arm ] until he'd used his machete to clear the entire pasture.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Richard Allsopp, editor (2003) Dictionary of Caribbean English Usage, Kingston, Jamaica: University of the West Indies Press, →ISBN, page 29

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Anansi m

  1. Anansi (trickster spider in West African and Caribbean folklore)

Sranan Tongo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From anansi.

Proper noun[edit]

Anansi

  1. Anansi