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Definitions of "Anansi"

1. Anansi

English Translation



A trickster figure in Jamaican folklore

Example Sentences

Patois: Anansi stories full up di place.
English: Spider stories are everywhere.

Related Words

Obeah , Tie , Obeah man , Balm yard ,

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Other Definitions of "Anansi"

2. Anansi (Noun)


A character in Jamaican and African folklore. Anansi is a spider but often acts like a human being. Anansi is considered to be the god of all knowledge of stories and his tales are believed to have originated from the Ashanti people in Ghana

Example Sentences

Patois: Anansi a ginnal, him eva deh trick peeple fi get di upper hand
English: Anansi is a trickster, he’s always tricking people to get the upper hand

Related Words

Hot Steppa , Baby madda , Badman , Bait ,

posted by anonymous on April 3, 2014

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