Pronunciation of Tabu
/tˈabuː/, /tˈabuː/, /t_ˈa_b_uː/
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Usage examples for tabu:
- Like most cruelty it has its roots in terror, terror of the breach of Tabu- the Forbidden Thing. - "Five Stages of Greek Religion", Gilbert Murray.
- Now, if he was struck dead by the sheer holiness of the tabu object, the holiness stored inside it like so much electricity, his death was a misfortune, an interesting accident, and no more. - "Five Stages of Greek Religion", Gilbert Murray.
- Things were either tabu, in which case they were dangerous, and often not to be touched or even looked upon- or they were overflowing with magic grace and influence, in which case they were holy, and any rite which released their influence was also holy. - "Pagan & Christian Creeds Their Origin and Meaning", Edward Carpenter.