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Definition of "zemi" []

  • Any of various local deities, human or animal and represented by small idols, once worshipped by the Caribbean peoples of the Taino culture. (noun)

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Use "zemi" in a sentence
  • "The Taino zemi or sacred sculpture, associated with the deity of the Underworld looked like a dog."
  • "Wild discovered postholes and unusually tidy layers of objects associated with the Taino elite, zemi-related artifacts, and broken ceremonial vessels with what appear to be food offerings."
  • "His father, in times long preceding the discovery, having fasted for five days, according to their superstitious observances, applied to his zemi, or household deity, for information of things to come."