Origin of dakhma
1860–65; < Persian; Middle Persian dakhmak, Avestan daxma- funeral site
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Examples from the Web for dakhma
When this point has been reached, the Dakhma should be levelled.
As soon as the ceremony was over, we were led into another building, where a model of the dakhma was to be seen.
Having deposited it in an iron coffin—the same for everyone—they carry it to the dakhma.
Great care is taken at the erection of a Dakhma that the rain-water can run off from the bier of the corpse.
The kinspeople follow the corpse in silence to within ninety paces of the Dakhma.