Mas"ta*ba (?), n. Also Mas"ta*bah . [Ar. maçtabah a large stone bench.]

1.

In Mohammedan countries, a fixed seat, common in dwellings and in public places.

2. (Egyptology)

A type of tomb, of the time of the Memphite dynasties, comprising an oblong structure with sloping sides (sometimes containing a decorated chamber, sometimes of solid masonry), and connected with a mummy chamber in the rock beneath.

 

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