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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Fet’iche or Fet’ish.
 
The African idol, the same as the American Man’itou. The worship of this idol is called Fet’ichism or Fet’ishism. (Portuguese, fetisso, magician, fairy, oracle.)   1
        Almost anything will serve for a fetiche: a fly, a bird, a lion, a fish, a serpent, a stone, a tree struck by lightning, a bit of metal, a shell; but the most potent of all fetiches is the rock Tabra.
   The fetiche or fetish of the bottle. The imp drunkenness, or drunkenness itself.   2
 


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