One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in Eastern countries) a sofa or long bench, or a bed.
- ‘High wooden beds, takhts, covered with bright red carpets, packed the inn from corner to corner.’
- ‘Bamboo-wooden chairs and ‘takhts’ were placed in the outdoors with kerosene lanterns strategically placed to brighten the darkness of the night.’
From Persian taḵt.
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