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dastur

Line breaks: das¦tur
Pronunciation: /dəˈstʊə
 
/
(also dastoor)

Definition of dastur in English:

noun

Indian
A chief priest of the Parsees.
Example sentences
  • After midnight on the third day the fire is shifted by the dasturs or priests in the absence of any artificial lighting to its temporary place in the ante-room.
  • The dasturs are dressed entirely in white, and they are held in great esteem.
  • Pervez Patel, a Parsi priest from Queens, New York, lead the ten dasturs, from New York and the northeast, in the ceremonies and group prayers including nine-year old Porus Khambatta.

Origin

Persian, from Old Persian dastōbār.

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