"oriṣa" meaning in Yoruba

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Noun

Etymology: Possibly from orí (“head, conscience, destiny”) +‎ ì (“nominalizing prefix”) +‎ ṣà (“to be selected, to choose”), literally “The head that is specially selected”. Etymology templates: {{compound|yo|orí|ì|ṣà|lit=The head that is specially selected|t1=head, conscience, destiny|t2=nominalizing prefix|t3=to be selected, to choose}} orí (“head, conscience, destiny”) +‎ ì (“nominalizing prefix”) +‎ ṣà (“to be selected, to choose”), literally “The head that is specially selected” Head templates: {{head|yo|noun|head=òrìṣà}} òrìṣà, {{yo-pos|noun|òrìṣà}} òrìṣà, {{yo-noun|òrìṣà}} òrìṣà Forms: òrìṣà [canonical]
  1. (religion) orisha (deity in Yoruba religion) Categories (topical): Religion
    Sense id: oriṣa-yo-noun-Yup5S-87 Categories (other): Yoruba compound words Topics: human-sciences, lifestyle, philosophy, religion, sciences

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  "etymology_templates": [
    {
      "args": {
        "1": "yo",
        "2": "orí",
        "3": "ì",
        "4": "ṣà",
        "lit": "The head that is specially selected",
        "t1": "head, conscience, destiny",
        "t2": "nominalizing prefix",
        "t3": "to be selected, to choose"
      },
      "expansion": "orí (“head, conscience, destiny”) +‎ ì (“nominalizing prefix”) +‎ ṣà (“to be selected, to choose”), literally “The head that is specially selected”",
      "name": "compound"
    }
  ],
  "etymology_text": "Possibly from orí (“head, conscience, destiny”) +‎ ì (“nominalizing prefix”) +‎ ṣà (“to be selected, to choose”), literally “The head that is specially selected”.",
  "forms": [
    {
      "form": "òrìṣà",
      "tags": [
        "canonical"
      ]
    }
  ],
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      "args": {
        "1": "yo",
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            "Terms by etymology"
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        },
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          "kind": "topical",
          "langcode": "yo",
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            "Society",
            "All topics",
            "Fundamental"
          ],
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        }
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        "orisha (deity in Yoruba religion)"
      ],
      "id": "oriṣa-yo-noun-Yup5S-87",
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        "(religion) orisha (deity in Yoruba religion)"
      ],
      "topics": [
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        "lifestyle",
        "philosophy",
        "religion",
        "sciences"
      ]
    }
  ],
  "word": "oriṣa"
}
{
  "derived": [
    {
      "word": "abọrìṣà"
    },
    {
      "word": "olórìṣà"
    },
    {
      "english": "A nickname for the orisha Ọbàtálá",
      "word": "Òrìṣà-ńlá"
    },
    {
      "english": "The orisha of farming and agriculture",
      "word": "Òrìṣàokó"
    }
  ],
  "etymology_templates": [
    {
      "args": {
        "1": "yo",
        "2": "orí",
        "3": "ì",
        "4": "ṣà",
        "lit": "The head that is specially selected",
        "t1": "head, conscience, destiny",
        "t2": "nominalizing prefix",
        "t3": "to be selected, to choose"
      },
      "expansion": "orí (“head, conscience, destiny”) +‎ ì (“nominalizing prefix”) +‎ ṣà (“to be selected, to choose”), literally “The head that is specially selected”",
      "name": "compound"
    }
  ],
  "etymology_text": "Possibly from orí (“head, conscience, destiny”) +‎ ì (“nominalizing prefix”) +‎ ṣà (“to be selected, to choose”), literally “The head that is specially selected”.",
  "forms": [
    {
      "form": "òrìṣà",
      "tags": [
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      ]
    }
  ],
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      "args": {
        "1": "yo",
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      },
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      "name": "head"
    },
    {
      "args": {
        "1": "noun",
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      },
      "expansion": "òrìṣà",
      "name": "yo-pos"
    },
    {
      "args": {
        "1": "òrìṣà"
      },
      "expansion": "òrìṣà",
      "name": "yo-noun"
    }
  ],
  "lang": "Yoruba",
  "lang_code": "yo",
  "pos": "noun",
  "senses": [
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      "categories": [
        "Yoruba compound words",
        "Yoruba lemmas",
        "Yoruba nouns",
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      ],
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        "orisha (deity in Yoruba religion)"
      ],
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        "(religion) orisha (deity in Yoruba religion)"
      ],
      "topics": [
        "human-sciences",
        "lifestyle",
        "philosophy",
        "religion",
        "sciences"
      ]
    }
  ],
  "synonyms": [
    {
      "word": "ọ̀rìṣà"
    },
    {
      "roman": "Èkìtì",
      "word": "ọ̀ọ̀ṣà"
    },
    {
      "word": "òòṣà"
    }
  ],
  "word": "oriṣa"
}

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