ye 'grogs

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1) 'spirit harm', that is, harm from evil spirits or malevolent forces; 2) untimely death; 3) accidents, misfortunes. Primarily an astrological term in which 360 types are mentioned, it implies either the harm caused by certain negative spirit beings, as well as those beings themselves. Also spelled ye 'brog and ye grogs. The original spelling is probably ye 'brog, the etymology of which may allude to 'primal' (ye) forces which are wild ('brog, untamed and savage, as in 'brog pa, 'nomad'), although other origins for this term are also possible, esp. considering the other spellings. [Erick Tsiknopoulos]