musnud

[muhs-nuh d]
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noun (in India)

a seat or throne of cushions used by native princes.

Origin of musnud

1755–65; < Urdu < Arabic masnad cushion
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Historical Examples of musnud

  • In the twelfth year of my imprisonment the old king died, and his successor, the late monarch, ascended the musnud.

    Confessions of a Thug

    Philip Meadows Taylor

  • The Nabob sat on a high cushion, called the musnud, placed on a daïs which was raised several feet above the ground.

    Athelstane Ford

    Allen Upward

  • Even when seated most securely on the musnud, an Afghan ruler must commit many acts abhorrent to our ideas of humanity.

  • I obeyed the order, and seated myself at the edge of the musnud.

    Confessions of a Thug

    Philip Meadows Taylor

  • Since the Dutch abandoned Sambas, three sultans have reigned on this musnud (within fifty years, or thereabout).