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Gurzil Dispels the Darkness

Subject: Religion

(Libya) Gurzil, the sun god, was worshiped among the Huwwara of Tripolitania well into the eleventh century, long after the Arab conquest. This deity was a protector, a guide, ...

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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2015
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... / dɪ'spɛl / ▶ verb ( dispels , dispelling , dispelled ) [ with object ] make (a doubt, feeling, or belief) disappear : the brightness of the day did nothing to dispel Elaine's dejection . make doubt, feeling, or belief disappear dispel dispels dispelled dispelled dispelling – derivatives dispeller noun dispeller dispellers . – origin late Middle English : from Latin dispellere , from dis- ‘ apart ’ + pellere ‘ to drive ’...

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Pocket Oxford American Thesaurus (2 ed.)

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2012
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... ▶ verb allow me to dispel your fears : banish , eliminate , drive away/off , get rid of ; relieve , allay , ease , quell . See note at scatter...

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Oxford Paperback Thesaurus (4 ed.)

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... ▶ verb banish , eliminate , drive away/off , get rid of ; relieve , allay , ease , quell...

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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2004
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... / dɪ'spel / ▶ transitive verb ( dispelled dispelling ) dissipate; disperse; scatter : the dawn dispelled their fears . – derivatives dispeller noun . – origin Latin dispellere (as dis- pellere ‘drive’)...

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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2005
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... / dɪ'spel / ▶ transitive verb ( dispelled dispelling ) dissipate; disperse; scatter : the dawn dispelled their fears . – derivatives dispeller noun . – origin Latin dispellere (as dis- pellere ‘drive’)...

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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... / də'spɛl / ▶ verb ( dispels , dispelling , dispelled ) [ with object ] make (a doubt, feeling, or belief) disappear : the brightness of the day did nothing to dispel Elaine's dejection . make doubt, feeling, or belief disappear dispel dispels dispelled dispelled dispelling – derivatives dispeller noun dispeller dispellers . – origin late Middle English : from Latin dispellere , from dis- ‘ apart ’ + pellere ‘ to drive ’...

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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2005
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... ▶ transitive verb ( dispelled , dispelling ) dissipate; disperse; scatter : the dawn dispelled their fears . – origin Latin dispellere (as dis- , pellere drive)...

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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... / fjuːdʒ / ▶ combining form expelling or dispelling either a specified thing or in a specified way : vermifuge | centrifuge . expelling or dispelling either specified thing or in specified way -fuge – origin from modern Latin -fugus , from Latin fugare ‘ cause to flee ’...

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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... / ˈrɛzəluːtɪv / ▶ adjective formal or archaic having the power or ability to dissolve or dispel something . having power or ability to dissolve or dispel something Law Medicine resolutive – origin late Middle English : from medieval Latin resolutivus , from resolut- ‘ released ’ , from the verb resolvere (see resolve )...

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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... / bɛs / Egyptian Mythology a grotesque god depicted as having short legs, an obese body, and an almost bestial face, who dispelled evil spirits . grotesque god depicted as having short legs, obese body, and bestial face deity Egyptian History...

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