Witchcraft or black magic.
Patois: Mi cyaan get ova har, its like shi obeah mi
English: I can't get over her, its like she cast a spell on me
Witchcraft or spell usually casted on people to make them do the commands of others.
Patois: Dem obeah dem nah work
English: Their witchcraft is not working
The witchcraft or black magic that is practice by some in Jamaica. Annie Palmer (The White Witch of Rose hall) was an infamous practitioner of this dark magic.
(patois) She put Obeah pon yu
(english) She casted a spell on you
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