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Meaning of "tikoloshe" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF TIKOLOSHE

tikoloshe  [ˌtɪkɒˈlɒʃ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TIKOLOSHE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Tikoloshe is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES TIKOLOSHE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

tikoloshe

Tikoloshe

In Zulu mythology, Tikoloshe, Tokoloshe or Hili is a dwarf-like water sprite. It is considered a mischievous and evil spirit that can become invisible by drinking water. Tokoloshes are called upon by malevolent people to cause trouble for others. At its least harmful a tokoloshe can be used to scare children, but its power extends to causing illness and even death upon the victim. The way to get rid of him is to call in the n’anga, who has the power to banish him from the area..

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TIKOLOSHE


aslosh
əˈslɒʃ
cloche
klɒʃ
flosh
flɒʃ
galosh
ɡəˈlɒʃ
golosh
ɡəˈlɒʃ
guilloche
ɡɪˈlɒʃ
slosh
slɒʃ
splosh
splɒʃ
tokoloshe
ˌtɒkɒˈlɒʃ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TIKOLOSHE

tik
tik-tik
tika
tikanga
tike
tiki
tiki tour
tikka
Tikkiny
Tikrit
tiktaalik
til
tilak
tilapia
Tilburg
tilburies
tilbury
tilde
Tilden
tile

WORDS THAT END LIKE TIKOLOSHE

affiche
all the
apache
Ashe
avalanche
breathe
cache
Christophe
douche
fiche
gauche
he
headache
Manche
Marche
microfiche
Nashe
niche
she
the

Synonyms and antonyms of tikoloshe in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «tikoloshe» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TIKOLOSHE

Find out the translation of tikoloshe to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of tikoloshe from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «tikoloshe» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

tikoloshe
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tikoloshe
570 millions of speakers

English

tikoloshe
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

tikoloshe
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

tikoloshe
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

tikoloshe
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Tikoloshe
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

tikoloshe
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

tikoloshe
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tikoloshe
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Tikoloshe
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

tikoloshe
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

tikoloshe
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tikoloshe
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tikoloshe
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

tikoloshe
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

टीकोलोस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tikoloshe
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Tikoloshe
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

tikoloshe
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

tikoloshe
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

tikoloshe
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

tikoloshe
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Tokkelossie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

tikoloshe
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tikoloshe
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of tikoloshe

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TIKOLOSHE»

The term «tikoloshe» is used very little and occupies the 192.645 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TIKOLOSHE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about tikoloshe

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TIKOLOSHE»

Discover the use of tikoloshe in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to tikoloshe and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Tikoloshe and the Three Fox Cubs
" Three naughty bat-eared fox cubs disobey their mother and, as a consequence, are threatened by an ugly, fierce and vengeful 'mythical' creature whom indigenous South African people refer to as 'Tikoloshe'.
David R. Donald, 2012
2
Bantu Myths and Other Tales
3 The Tikoloshe A TIKOLOSHE IS A HAIRY MONSTER, NO TALLER THAN A baboon, and walking in the same odd manner, with long arms and an ugly face. One day a woman saw a tikoloshe who was swimming in the river, for tikoloshes live ...
Jan Knappert, 1977
3
A Field Guide to Demons, Vampires, Fallen Angels and Other ...
One common custom is to raise one's bed on bricks: this prevents the very short Tikoloshe from snatching a sleeping female away in the night. There isatwin Chinesespecies calledtheWhite Monkey (see Mountain). He is very tall and no ...
Carol K. Mack, Dinah Mack, 2013
4
Vampires: A Field Guide to the Creatures that Stalk the Night
Many of the Bantu people believe that there are ways to catch a tikoloshe. Some tribes believe that the creature has an insatiable craving for blood and fresh milk, both of which it will drink straight from the cow. In order to confuse the farmers, ...
Bob Curran, 2012
5
The Kgotla
"A female tikoloshe," he said. "That's what I want. The most excruciating form of retribution known to man." Moribola was openly horrified. He lost his wind in a hiss of air. "You don't understand what you ask," he said totally vexed. "Yes! I know ...
W. c. Kester, 2006
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The Cape Law Journal
Then there is the Tikoloshe, a small, evil spirit, in the form of a man, well developed and proportioned, but very short. He is a faithful servant of the wizard, is invisible at times, and his duties are generally performed at night, when he visits the ...
‎1891
7
African Legendary Creatures: Mokele-Mbembe, Jengu, ...
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Books, LLC, Source: Wikipedia, 2010
8
The Ama-Xosa
Tikoloshe is, therefore, very often charged with being the source of the evil. “ The only way,” so says the diviner, “ to save the family from present and future molestation, and to prevent a continuance of his evil ways, is to kill the sprite. I will do ...
John Henderson Soga, 2013
9
Encyclopedia of Demons in World Religions and Cultures
Tikoloshe. A short, humanoid amphibian, the tikoloshe is covered with hair and swings his arms when he walks. This demon of the Xhosa people of South Africa preys nightly on women, appearing at dances and community gatherings dressed ...
Theresa Bane, 2012
10
Nelson Mandela: The Boy Called Troublemaker: The Childhood ...
Phopho pulled his blanket over his head. “Maybe it's the Tikoloshe.” Buthi swallowed hard. He'd heard stories about the Tikoloshe, and he didn't want to meet him. People said the Tikoloshe was a very strong little man, with big feet and hands.
Ellie Crowe, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TIKOLOSHE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term tikoloshe is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Ukhala ngotikoloshe ongasebenzi futhi ongenandoda
Uthe ngenxa yalo tikoloshe akakwazi nokuthola umsebenzi futhi kulukhuni ukuthola indoda ezomthanda. “Selokhu ngahlukana nomyeni wami angikaze ... «News24, Jun 15»
2
TOKOLOSHE Pranks! [VIDEOS]
In Zulu mythology, Tikoloshe, Tokoloshe or Hili is a dwarf-like water sprite. It is considered a mischievous and evilspirit that can become invisible by drinking ... «SA PROMO Magazine, Apr 15»
3
When magic meets logic: Can Juju win Africa the World Cup?
... where tactics, good preparation, and ability count for so much, there is precious little juju - whether worked by a 'maalam', 'babalawo', marabout, or 'tikoloshe' ... «Goal.com, May 14»
4
The 'Mad Dogs' Are Fast on a Road to Nowhere
They are plagued by visions, both real (gunfire) and imagined (Rick's recurring hallucination of the Tikoloshe man from Zulu culture). The Tikoloshe is the ... «PopMatters, Feb 14»
5
Vultures killed for muti
Like powerful tikoloshe fat,if most of time at midnight you're in streets. ... they meet you at night they see tikoloshe but you are not,they just run away like bullets. «Sowetan, Sep 13»
6
Ein Stückchen Urlaub für Zuhause
Gleich zu Beginn ziehen große Holzskulpturen die Aufmerksamkeit des Besuchers auf sich. Sie stammen aus der Werkstatt von "Tikoloshe africa root carving" in ... «Allgemeine Zeitung Namibia, Apr 13»
7
Start of new era for 'tree school'
@Tikoloshe ... Tikoloshe Dandan ....Hey wena Dandan, you showing up UmZulu's as stupid this morning Mfana Wami...what you drinking there in Magudu! «Sowetan, Jul 12»
8
Christianity and the Tokoloshe
Now there are a few things we need to know about the Tokoloshe, as per Wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tikoloshe), the Tokoloshe is a dwarf-like water sprite. «News24, Jul 12»
9
Department says 'most' books have been delivered
@Tikoloshe the textbook delivery tender was illegally given to an ANC politically connected private company. Angie knew it and did nothing. check mg.co.za for ... «Sowetan, Jun 12»
10
Bitter feud over DA defectors
Tikoloshe - Dont forget about Jimmy's comments about coloured people. ... @Tikoloshe and Sin it is comments like "the councilor in question is joining the party ... «Sowetan, Apr 12»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Tikoloshe [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/tikoloshe>. Dec 2019 ».
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