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- noun Burmah A public shed, or portico, for travelers, worshipers, etc.
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- noun A
buildingin Burmaused for meetingsand religious assembliesand to give shelterto travellers.
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At one village they found a zayat which the people had put up for them; and here they tarried and preached and explained the gospel several days.
The faithful missionary commenced his labors immediately on his arrival: his zayat went up within sight of the great pagoda, and daily he sat at the door to instruct the passing population.
There are some encouraging indications there; but the chiefs will not yet consent to my building a zayat.
In April, 1819, Mr. Judson commenced preaching the gospel in a building erected for the purpose, called a zayat.
On the 12th of the same month, I found a second nest behind the zayat or rest-house at Meeawuddy.
They begged not to be baptized openly, as Nau had been, in a piece of water near the town and presided over by an image of Gautama; and Mr. Judson yielded so far, that he conducted the preliminary devotions in the zayat, and baptized them in the same pool two hours after dark.
Funds had been raised by the Baptist Society in America, which were applied to the erection of a zayat or public room, with walls of bamboo and a thatched roof.
The Viceroy had remarked the zayat, and notice was taken that men were there led "to forsake the religion of the country."
The Judsons remained, and held their worship in the zayat on Sunday with the doors closed and only the initiated present; but it seemed as if the fear of losing their teachers quickened the zeal of the Christian converts in bringing their friends to inquire.
Hither was transported the old zayat of Rangoon; and Mount Ing, Moung
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