Khum


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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Khum

 

a large (up to 1.5 m tall) clay vessel used for storing water and food; it narrows toward the bottom and may or may not have a neck. Khumy were widely used by the peoples of Middle Asia beginning in the first half of the first millennium B.C. The upper part of the vessel was usually decorated with carving, an incised design, or bits of clay. Modern khumy have handles and glazed interiors.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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In the 1930s, the villages that made up the khum of Thnot Chum, srok of Barai, were located south of the colonial road lbis in the province's floodplain.
Speaking about their first win in the championship league, Khum Bhujal, Nepalese team captain, said, "They (Lebanon) were a very strong team.
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He quoted the gang's alleged ringleader, named Khum, as saying: "I needed money as soon as possible so I shot this boy, and also because this kid was crying a lot more than the other kids."
Rat sungkom lae karn plinpang: Karn pitcharna nai chung amnat nayobay lae kurekai khum sumpun (State society and change: Consideration in power policy and network).
"After we clear out the Vikram Tempos, our next step will be to junk our government vehicles that are old and polluters," Transport Minister Khum Bahadur Khadka said.
Her participation in the Sherpa village of Khum Jung enabled her to provide a detailed description of the village society and observe how the village tourists were catered for.