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Monʹkir and Naʹkir

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according to Mahometan mythology, are two angels who interrogate the dead immediately they are buried. The first two questions they ask are, “Who is your Lord?” and “Who is your prophet?” Their voices are like thunder, their aspects hideous, and those not approved of they lash into perdition with whips half-iron and half-flame. (See Munkar.)

Do you not see those spectres that are stirring the burning coals? They are Monkir and Nakir.”—Beckford: Vathek.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Monkey Board
Monkey Boat
Monkey Jacket
Monkey-puzzle
Monkey Spoons
Monkey with a Long Tail (A)
Monkey’s Allowance
Monkey’s Money
Monkir and Nakir
Monmouth
Monmouth Cap
Monmouth Street (London)
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Mononia
Monophagous
Monophysites
Monothelism
Monroe Doctrine
Monsieur