àp thmòp

A Cambodian sorcerer, mainly a practitioner of black magic. He foretells the future and sells charms and amulets. The àp thmòp can also cause illness in a person by means of a spell or incantation. For this purpose he makes a wax figure of the victim and pricks it where the customer wishes the person to be affected. The feminine form is mī thmòp.



  • Leach, Maria, ed. (1984). Funk & Wagnalls Standard Dictionary of Folklore, Mythology, and Legend. New York: HarperCollins.