katil, noun

See katel.
In the Cape Malay community: a bier used for the dead.
1937 Argus in I.D. Du Plessis Cape Malays 30A bench, which is known as a katil, is then brought into the room. Underneath this cane bench is placed a big bath, and there the corpse is laid with its face towards the ancient Mecca, known to the Muslims as Quiblah.
1949 E. Hellmann Handbk on Race Rel. 595The body is placed upon a bier, an imam chanting, and the bier (katil) is turned towards Mecca.
1953 Du Plessis & Lückhoff Malay Quarter 39The body is..transferred to the stretcher or katil.
1985 S. Afr. Panorama Jan. 24The body is bound up and placed on a katil so that it faces towards Mecca.
a bier used for the dead.
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