Glossary

Term

 

Ada
Adaoha
Ahanyi
Akaraka
Amara
Anyanwu

Arunsi
Chi
Chineke
Debia
Diebere
Ebere
Ekpa
Eze
Ezenwanyi
Ichie
Ife (Ive)
Ifenta
Igwe
Ijeputa
Ikenga

Meaning

 

Name of first woman and a first daughter.
Grand Daughter of the community.
The Supreme Spiritual Teacher.
Destiny.
Grace.
The sun (The Eternal Eye). This symbolizes the
Omnipotence, Omnipresence and immortality of Chineke.
Attributed Spirit of Chineke in the Shrines.
The holy name of God.
God the Creator in Igbo.
Doctor.
Merciful.
Mercy.
Peas (Legumes).
King.
Queen.
Wise one.
Light.
Name of first man, which means "Junior or small light."
Sky (Heavens).
The original name of Egypt in Igbo language.
Talent.

Term

 

Ise
Jen‘isisi
Mgbe mbu na mbu
Nde Ife
Nkomii
Nkoro
Nkowalegheodi
Nkowalegheoji
Nkwomin
Nmanma
Nmuo
Nneoha
Nta
Obioma
Ofo
Ogbaja
Ogu
Okebulani

Okike
Yagazie

Meaning

 

So let it be (Amen).
Go to the beginning.
During the first era in time.
Ife’s children or children of the light (Humanity).
Sacred Texts. (Deep philosophy).
Beans, Peas (Legumes).
Cosmology.
Cosmogony.
The Symbol of Chineke in the Shrines.
Goodness.
Soul.
Grand Mother of a community.
Small or Junior.
Good / Kind heart.
Divine truth.
Prophet
Divine justice.
The original Igbo name for what is today
called Africa. It means "The great bull of a Land".
Creation.
May every way of our life go without a hitch/smoothly.