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Gurzil Dispels the Darkness

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(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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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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2016

... . So spelled—not ✳dispell . Cf. excel , expel & extol . Current ratio:...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

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2003
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... XVII. — L. dispellere , f. DIS- 1 + pellere ...

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Fowler’s Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage (3 ed.)

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... means ‘to drive away in different directions, to disperse’, and is used literally with reference to fog, mist, clouds, and so on and (more commonly) with generalized abstract nouns ( dispel fear / dispel myths / dispel notions / dispel suspicions ). It is less idiomatic to use dispel with a singular countable entity that cannot be regarded as divisible, such as an accusation or rumour; in these cases alternatives such as rebut , refute , etc. are often...

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Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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...dispel means to drive away in different directions, to disperse, and is used literally ( dispel clouds, fog , etc.) and with generalized abstract nouns ( dispel fear, notions, suspicions , etc.). It is not idiomatically used with an indivisible entity as object ( dispel an accusation, a rumour , etc.); other verbs ( rebut, refute , etc.) are available for such...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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... • Adele , Aix-la-Chapelle, aquarelle, artel, au naturel, bagatelle, béchamel, befell, bell, belle, boatel, Brunel, Cadell, carousel, cartel, cell, Chanel, chanterelle, clientele, Clonmel, compel, Cornell, crime passionnel, dell, demoiselle, dispel, dwell, el, ell, Estelle, excel, expel, farewell, fell, Fidel, fontanelle, foretell, Gabrielle, gazelle, gel, Giselle, hell, hotel, impel, knell, lapel, mademoiselle, maître d'hôtel, Manuel, marcel, matériel, mesdemoiselles, Michel, Michelle, Miguel, misspell, morel, moschatel, Moselle, motel, muscatel,...

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Pocket Oxford Italian Dictionary: English-Italian (4 ed.)

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2012
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Pocket Oxford Irish Dictionary: English-Irish

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2004
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Pocket Oxford German Dictionary: English German (4 ed.)

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary: English-Latin (3 ed.)

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Pocket Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary: English-French (4 ed.)

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Pocket Oxford Spanish Dictionary: English-Spanish (4 ed.)

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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2004
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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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2005
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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Pocket Oxford American Thesaurus (2 ed.)

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Gurzil Dispels the Darkness

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A Dictionary of African Mythology

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...Dispels the Darkness (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, and a dispeller of darkness. In his solar aspect, he was identified with the two-horned Carthaginian Baal Hammon. He was not a major deity of cultivation or fertility, but rather a god of prophecy, a seer whose associations were with the departed, and whose—at times—enthroned, faceless mass appeared to represent the image of the deceased in a seated posture,...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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... • Allah , calla, Caracalla, Haller, inshallah, pallor, Valhalla, valour ( US valor), Whyalla • gabbler , tabla • ambler , gambler, rambler, scrambler • Adler , saddler • handler • angler , dangler, strangler, wrangler • tackler • trampler • antler • dazzler • Carla , challah, Douala, gala, Guatemala, Gujranwala, impala, kabbala, Kampala, koala, La Scala, Lingala, Mahler, Marsala, masala, nyala, parlour ( US parlor), Sinhala, snarler, tala, tambala, Uppsala • garbler • chandler • sparkler • sampler • a cappella , Arabella, Bella,...

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