"The LORD is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear?"

- Psalms 27 : 1

Monday, July 2, 2012

Yoruba Word Of The Week : Ododo

Ododo --

Yoruba word for rose.

[Not to be confused with the truth. Both words have the same spelling but very different pronunciations]

Frequently used by men to describe their beloved partner even more than the flower itself, ododo is a word to be savored & relished. 

The noun is : Ododo and a simple sentence : Ododo l'ewa (roses are beautiful)


  1. What a beautiful picture! :)

    I love the fact that Yoruba has many words, that are spelled the same, pronounced different with different meanings. Yoruba is such a unique language.

    1. Yes indeed sis! It is truly unique. There are a lot of words with more than one (even up to three) meanings!

  2. That picture is stunning! Simply beautiful! Thank you for the yoruba word of the week Sis!

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