Meaning of veve in English:


(also vèvè, vévé, vêvè)

Pronunciation /veɪv/ /ˈveɪveɪ/


  • In voodoo and some other Afro-Caribbean religions: any of various symbols used to represent or summon a particular god or spirit.

    In ritual use a veve is traditionally made on the ground using lines of cornmeal, ash, or another powdery substance.


1930s. From Haitian Creole vèvè from Portuguese viver to live, be alive.