or Fetish. The African idol, the same as the American
Manitou. The worship of this idol is called Fetichism or Fetishism.
(Portuguese, fetisso, magician, fairy, oracle.)
Almost anything will serve for a fetiche: a fly, a bird, a lion, a
fish, a serpent, a stone, a tree struck by lightning, a bit of metal, a
shell; but the most potent of all fetiches is the rock Tabra.
The fetiche or fetish of the bottle.
The imp drunkenness, or drunkenness itself.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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