kurdaitcha

/kəˈdaɪtʃə/ (say kuh'duychuh)

noun Aboriginal English
kadaitja.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • kurdaitcha — noun a) An aboriginal evil spirit. The blacks crept up on their camp in their feathered kadaitcha boots to spear them. b) An expedition taken to heal or avenge someone afflicted by evil sorcery …   Wiktionary

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  • kurdaitcha — [kə dʌɪtʃə] (also kadaitcha) noun Austral. 1》 (among Aboriginals) a malignant spirit. 2》 a mission of vengeance by an Aboriginal, or the ritual accompanying such a mission. Origin prob. from Arrernte gwerdayje …   English new terms dictionary

  • kurdaitcha — n. Austral. 1 the tribal use of a bone in spells intended to cause sickness or death. 2 a man empowered to point the bone at a victim. Etymology: Aboriginal …   Useful english dictionary

  • kurdaitcha man — noun An aboriginal mystic who made an expedition to perform sorcery wearing slippers made from the feathers of emus …   Wiktionary

  • kurdaitcha magic — /kəˈdaɪtʃə mædʒɪk/ (say kuh duychuh majik) noun → kadaitja magic …   Australian English dictionary

  • kurdaitcha man — /kəˈdaɪtʃə mæn/ (say kuh duychuh man) noun → kadaitja man …   Australian English dictionary

  • kurdaitcha shoes — /kəˈdaɪtʃə ʃuz/ (say kuh duychuh shoohz) plural noun → kadaitja shoes …   Australian English dictionary

  • Emu — For other uses, see Emu (disambiguation). Emu Temporal range: Paleocene–present …   Wikipedia

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