Search results for "sabal"

sabal v To lay a body “in state” such as to leave the body of the deceased in the house instead of burying it [This practice has largely given way to burial, but is still done in the case of a well-beloved child. DB said the same term would apply to laying a body in a cave a house or other location, as a mausoleum if it is not buried and covered with dirt. The Ata Manobo custom was to place the body on a piece of wood to ig-angkoy “prop” it up. The government has discouraged this practice as being unsanitory but it is still often practiced in mountain locations, especially if they don't have anything with which to dig a grave.]