Dāgh, and Dāgh Kardan
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Dāgh and dāgh kardan, a brand or the act of branding, but also to cauterise or to stigmatise, in the literal sense. Dāgh refers to the mark left on a human or animal body by a red-hot metal implement such as a skewer, bar, needle, awl, spike, or cast stone being applied to the skin; a black m…

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Ali A. Bulookbashi, “Dāgh, and Dāgh Kardan”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 19 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_036070>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180110

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