Sentence Examples

  • The word holiness (qodesh) in primitive Hebrew usage partook of the nature of taboo, and came to be applied to whatever, whether thing or person, stood in close relation to deity and belonged to him, and could not, therefore, be used or treated like other objects not so related, and so was separated or stood apart.
  • Disease and death were often connected with the violation of taboo, the offended gods thus punishing the offenders.
  • The food that is taboo must only be consumed by persons who are equally taboo or pure.
  • The system of taboo was connected with their religious rites.
  • There were two ways by which things might become taboo: (I) by contact with anything belonging to the god, as his visible representation or his priest.

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