Bidara

bidarka

[bahy-dahr-kuh]
noun
a sealskin boat used by Aleuts and southern Alaskan Eskimos.
Also, bidara [bahy-dahr-uh] , bidarkee [bahy-dahr-kee] , baidarka.


Origin:
1825–35; < Russian baĭdárka, equivalent to baĭdár(a) kind of river craft (apparently akin to baĭdák river craft, barge, Old Russian baidakŭ, bodakŭ, of obscure origin) + -ka diminutive suffix

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bidarka or bidarkee (baɪˈdɑːkə, baɪˈdɑːkiː)
 
n
a canoe covered in animal skins, esp sealskin, used by the Inuit of Alaska
 
[C19: from Russian baidarka, diminutive of baidara umiak]
 
bidarkee or bidarkee
 
n
 
[C19: from Russian baidarka, diminutive of baidara umiak]

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