Ṣóyínká



Meaning of Ṣóyínká

I'm surrounded by sorcerers.



Extended Meaning

The root Oṣó in most Yorùbá names comes from the deity of farming and fertility called Òrìṣà Oko. But the word "Oṣó" also means the same as "wizard" or "sorcerer" which is the interpretation that most people, including the name's most famous ambassador (Wọlé Ṣóyínka), uses. Read more about the root of common Yorùbá names (and their mistranslations) here: https://www.facebook.com/agadeniran/posts/10206154527806205



Morphology

(o)ṣó-yí-mi-ká



Gloss

oṣó - sorcerer, Oṣó divinity of fertility and farming, òriṣa oko
yí...ká - surround
mi - me


Geolocation

Common in:
IJEBU



Famous Persons

Wọlé Ṣóyínká



Media Links



Variants

Oṣóyínká, Yínká



See also