a Jewish fast day observed on the 10th day of the month of Tevet in memory of the beginning of the siege of Jerusalem in 586 b.c. by the Babylonians under King Nebuchadnezzar.
(in ancient Roman architecture) a painted pavement.
the dried rhizome and roots of wild ginger that yield an acrid resin and a volatile, aromatic oil, used chiefly as a flavoring. Historical Examples True ginger must not be confounded with “wild ginger,” which is a small herbaceous plant (asarum canadense) of the United States. Birds and all Nature, Vol. V, No. 2, February […]
(in Vedic mythology) the realm of nonexistence, populated by demons. Compare 2 (def 1). . Historical Examples Whatever soul creates in dream is our firm belief, but that remains only for a time being (hence it is Asat—non-entity). The Yoga-Vasishtha Maharamayana of Valmiki, vol. 3 (of 4) part 2 (of 2) Valmiki For simplicity’s sake, […]
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