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  • "Two of the gold coins (and possibly a third) were found inside naus structures the Sogdians built to house the dead, usually members of the same family. These buildings were small, square, and made of mud brick; they held the cleaned bones in ossuaries. Zoroastrian texts do not mention naus buildings, which first appear in the Samarkand region--but not in central Iran--in the late fourth or fifth centuries."

    --Valerie Hansen, The Silk Road: A New History (Oxford and New York: Oxford UP, 2012), 123

    January 3, 2017

  • UK teenage slang: Someone who nauseates you. Used as a generic insult, whether or not nausea is actually involved.

    February 8, 2018