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Tabooed

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Devoted. Forbidden. This is a Polynesian term, and means consecrated or set apart. Like the Greek anathema, the Latin sacer, the French sacre, etc., the word has a double meaning—one to consecrate, and one to incur the penalty of violating the consecration. (See Tapu.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Tabard
Tabardar
Tabarin
Tabby
Tabla Rasa (Latin)
Table
Table dHôte [the host’s table]
Table Money
Table-Turning
Tableaux Vivants (French, living pictures)
Tabooed
Taborites
Tabouret
Tabulæ Toletanæ
Tace
Tachebrune
Tænia Rationis
Taë-pings
Taffata or Taffety
Taffy
Tag Rag, and Bobtail