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 -  Even Christian churches in Malabar had such
hereditary Amuki. (See P. Vinc. Maria, Bk. IV. ch. vii., and Cesare
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Even Christian Churches In Malabar Had Such Hereditary Amuki.

(See P. Vinc.

Maria, Bk. IV. ch. vii., and Cesare Federici in Ram. III. 390, also Faria y Sousa, by Stevens, I. 348.) There can be little doubt that this is the Malay Amuk, which would therefore appear to be of Indian origin, both in name and practice. I see that De Gubernatis, without noticing the Malay phrase, traces the term applied to the Malabar champions to the Sanskrit Amokhya, "indissoluble," and Amukta, "not free, bound." (Picc. Encic. Ind. I, 88.) The same practice, by which the followers of a defeated prince devote themselves in amuk (vulgo running a-muck),[4] is called in the island of Bali Bela, a term applied also to one kind of female Sati, probably from S. Bali, "a sacrifice." (See Friedrich in Batavian Trans. XXIII.) In the first syllable of the Balanjar of Mas'udi we have probably the same word. A similar institution is mentioned by Caesar among the Sotiates, a tribe of Aquitania. The Feoilz of the chief were 600 in number and were called Soldurii; they shared all his good things in life, and were bound to share with him in death also. Such also was a custom among the Spanish Iberians, and the name of these Amuki signified "sprinkled for sacrifice." Other generals, says Plutarch, might find a few such among their personal staff and dependents, but Sertorius was followed by many myriads who had thus devoted themselves. Procopius relates of the White Huns that the richer among them used to entertain a circle of friends, some score or more, as perpetual guests and partners of their wealth.

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