bheestie

bheesty

[bee-stee]
noun, plural bheesties.
(in India) a water carrier.
Also, bheestie.


Origin:
1775–85; < Urdu bhīstī < Persian bihishtī pertaining to paradise, i.e., beautiful, as poetic convention describes cup-bearers (equivalent to bihisht paradise + suffix of appurtenance)

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