dili pl. (German: Diele – board, splint): floor made of boards.
It was a symbol of
high social status and material comfort. Otherwise, Roma floors were packed earth
(phuv), which was wiped once a week, usually on Saturdays, with yellow clay –
"which shone like the sun", say people who remember. In eastern Slovak villages before the war, even
many poor Gadže did not have floors made of boards.