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dakhma

[dahk-muh]
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noun
  1. tower of silence.
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Origin of dakhma

1860–65; < Persian; Middle Persian dakhmak, Avestan daxma- funeral site
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Historical Examples

  • When this point has been reached, the Dakhma should be levelled.

    The History of Antiquity

    Max Duncker

  • As soon as the ceremony was over, we were led into another building, where a model of the dakhma was to be seen.

    From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan

    Helena Pretrovna Blavatsky

  • Having deposited it in an iron coffin—the same for everyone—they carry it to the dakhma.

    From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan

    Helena Pretrovna Blavatsky

  • 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.