Meaning of kadaitcha in English:


Pronunciation /kəˈdʌɪtʃə/


(also kurdaitcha)
  • 1(among Australian Aboriginal people) a malignant spirit.

  • 2mass noun An Aboriginal mission of vengeance or punishment.

    1. 2.1The ritual accompanying kadaitcha.
    2. 2.2count noun A man empowered to carry out vengeance or punishment.
      ‘The victim is said to be frozen with fear and stays to hear the curse, a brief piercing chant, that the kurdaitcha chants.’
      • ‘The Kadaitcha man's shoes were often made of emu feathers.’


Probably from Arrernte.