saphie

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Mandinka safaye.

Noun[edit]

saphie (plural saphies)

  1. A West African talisman or charm.
    • 1982, TC Boyle, Water Music, Penguin 2006, p. 12:
      These saphies were the repositories of fetishes, charms against calamity: a pickled ring finger was considered proof against the bite of the puff adder []

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